10 Creative Ways To Use Your Jam (Spread and Preserve)
Jam is traditionally known for being delicious and it's served on bread or scones. Jams are available in many alternative shapes and forms like jellies, marmalades, chutneys, fruit butter, fruit spreads, fruit curds, and confits.
Despite all of the various variations of this delicious fruit confection, it's essentially always a kind of fruit preserve product of fruit and sugar and combined with a gelling agent like honey or pectin. Jam lasts for an extended time and might be enjoyed in more creative ways than simply spread on bread.
Put the toast down! These new ideas will inspire you to use your favorite spread & preserve in every meal.
#1 PANCAKE HOUSE SYRUPS
Add some jam to hot maple syrup and upgrade your brunch spread with a fruity maple syrup bar for guests. Start off with this trio: plain syrup, strawberry syrup, and blueberry syrup.
#2 PUMPED-UP GRILLED CHEESE
Jam and cheese are a time-honored pairing, so adding jam to your grilled cheese sandwich could be a no-brainer. Try pairing strawberry jam with Muenster or Gruyere, or your favorite kind of cheese.
#3 A SWEETER VINAIGRETTE
Whisk together three parts olive oil and one part vinegar — during this case, we propose apple-cider vinegar. Add a splash of lemon juice and a touch jam of your choice, plus some salt and pepper for a quick, refreshing, fruity dressing.
#4 JAM PAN SAUCE
If making meatballs, add some cherry jam for a tangy glaze. If you are making chicken, add some strawberry or raspberry jam with a splash of hot sauce for a sweet, spicy sauce.
#5 SWEET (FRUITY) TEA
Simply add a little bit of your favorite jam and stir. If you're brewing your own sweet tea, add the jam while the mixture is still hot for better results.
#6 JAMMY CHIA SNACK
Mix your favorite jam, a little water, and some chia seeds together. Allow them to sit for about five minutes. The chia seeds will expand and make a thick spread that's perfect for crackers.
#7 OFFSET TARTNESS
Next time you create a berry tart, spread a layer of jam on the crust before adding the berries.
#8 FRUIT-FULL MARINADES
Fruit jam added to a pork marinade produces the right balance of sweetness and acidity. For better results, select apricot or cherry jams.
#9 NEARLY-EMPTY JAM JAR GLAZE
Got a little bit of jam left within the jar? Add a little water and some powdered sugar and shake for a quick glaze to use on desserts.
#10 POST-JAMMING COCKTAIL
Add a couple of dollops of a strawberry jam when blending up a pina colada, or some blackberry jam when making a strawberry daiquiri for an extra pop of flavor.
Yes, sure, you can spread it on toast. But why stop there? There are so many other ways to get your jam on.
Our Harper & Cordon’s range of spreads & preserves is perfect for trying out some of the creative ways above, or simply one's breakfast toast and afternoon scone. Each jar is a revelation, as the careful cooking process preserves the natural flavors and matches each ingredient with the right kind of sugar to ensure the best result.