An old bartender's manual from England inspired the Gin and Jam served at The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park, Fla. Below is the recipe from The Ravenous Pig: Seasons of Florida cookbook. In the spring, we like to use blueberry jam for tanginess and tantalizing color. But, it works just fine with store-bought jams, like strawberry and peach. Orange marmalade is another good choice. The version shown here is mango, perfect for those summer cocktail parties.
Since tomato is "technically" a fruit and summer cherry tomatoes are as sweet as candy, transforming them into jam seems like a natural fate. At the supermarket, I judge jam labels on a simple criteria: The fruit should be the first ingredient. And the rest of the list shouldn't include much more than sugar and lemon juice. This cherry tomato jam recipe follows the same rules. Lots (and lots) of cherry tomatoes are slowly cooked with brown sugar, for a greater depth of flavor — plus pinch of red pepper flakes, a bit of salt, and, at the end, a few squeezes of tart lemon juice. Then, to put the jam to good use, this recipe gives a nod to the increasingly popular fig jam and prosciutto pizza. The cherry tomato jam is a sticky-sweet take on tomato sauce and the crispy bacon offers a salty counterpoint.
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Melt-in-your-mouth, buttery shortbread cookies are topped with your favorite Jamnation flavor for cookies that are both delicious and beautiful. Unlike traditional thumbprint cookies, the jam doesn’t get baked so it maintains our jams’ perfect luscious consistencies. We recommend Apricot Up in the Moment, To Peach His Own, Razzle Bazzle, Rose to the Grindstone or make it your own!Recipe comes courtesy of Jamnation Jam creator Gillan Reynolds. Click here to check out the full Jamnation lineup of certified Fair Trade artisanal jams.Recipe Adapted from King Arthurs’ Flour
Growing up, jam was a household staple. There were always one or two jars in the refrigerator to choose from. For breakfast we would slather it on toast, pancakes, waffles, and biscuits, sometimes with nut butter; we’d even slather it on roasted chicken at lunch or dinnertime! I love this recipe because after twenty short minutes you have delicious fresh jam without any of the added refined sugars and preservatives that store-bought jam has. This recipe is also unique in that it uses chia seeds. I love chia seeds in jam (and in smoothies) because they create a wonderful thickness.My favorite fruits for this jam are quartered or halved strawberries, whole blueberries, whole raspberries, or coarsely chopped figs. If you use fruit with lots of seeds, like raspberries or figs, cut the amount of chia seeds to 1 tablespoon. Because of the chia seeds, I don’t recommend canning this jam.Recipe courtesy of Lexi's Clean Kitchen, click here to purchase her cookbook, Lexi's Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life.
I think this is the tastiest of all the jams in the book — the combination of the different fruits is definitely greater than the sum of its parts. It is supposed to be a softer set jam, but if you prefer, you can keep it boiling for longer to reach a firmer set.
The very best donuts are hot & fresh – making them yourself ensures you get them straight from the pan. What makes them even better is filling them with delicious jam! This is a recipe from my grandmother that uses premade dough for easy, fast and delicious donuts.Whenever I went to stay with my grandmother, we would make these fresh donuts together – it’s one of my favorite memories. Jams, especially more tart ones like Razzle Bazzle or In the Limelight, make great fillings because they counterbalance the wonderful fried dough!Recipe comes courtesy of Jamnation Jam creator Gillan Reynolds. Click here to check out the full Jamnation lineup of certified Fair Trade artisanal jams.
Bully Boy White Rum drinks like an agricole: fresh, light and pleasantly funky. The rum with bubbles and preserves is a refreshing combination; a play-off of traditional strawberries in champagne. A name with a double meaning, not only does the cocktail have notes of toasted bread with jam, but a very classic toasting beverage is champagne. This drink is sure to be the new brunch sparkler. It was created at the Eastern Standard in Boston.
This is a simple and appetizing dish that will make you look like a super star. Stuff a wheel of brie with fig and throw it in the oven for 10 minutes. Top with cinnamon and serve with crackers for a light appetizer before the big meal comes out. This recipe goes perfectly with SIMI Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc.