Sure you can slather it on your morning bagel or toast, but here are five delicious ways to polish off a jar of jam.
Can you believe that most of those pre-flavored, store-bought yogurts usually have as much sugar in them as a can of soda? Lower your sugar intake and still amp up the flavor with just a small spoonful of jam, where the sugar content comes from the fruit, not refined sugars. Go further by picking a reduced sugar spread like our Fig Tamarind or Blueberry Bourbon.
The key here is to pick a less sweet option, like our favorite wine onion, or a red pepper jelly. Adding a spoonful or two as you’re finishing cooking your meats will thicken the pan drippings and layer on the complexity to your dish.
Need a quick simple syrup, but don’t have one on hand? A dollop of jam and a splash of mixer is your new solution. Pair jams with spirits that compliment their flavors. We love this recommendation from Epicurious: “Think peach with whiskey, raspberry with vodka, and orange marmalade with gin.”
Go here for our ultimate guide to building an epic cheese board. Our go-to standard, if you want to wow a crowd: heat some brie or camembert topped with a fruit jam and handful of crushed nuts like walnuts or almonds.
So simple, yet so satisfying. And you can fill them with a variety of jam flavors that you have on hand to appeal to everyone’s tastes.
Preheat oven to 350º. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy, 5 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla, then add dry ingredients until incorporated. Drop 1-inch dough balls onto greased baking sheets. Press a thumbprint into center of each ball, about 1/2-inch deep, filling with a small spoonful of jam. Bake 12 - 14 minutes, until edges turn golden brown.
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