10 Things to do with Jam other than Toast

Were you a little extra ambitious when you made jam this summer?  Looking for something to do with it?  Here’s a quick list of ideas that will get you out of a toast-rut!

  1. Add a spoonful to hot tea to sweeten it.
  2. Mix one tablespoon to jam to one tablespoon vinegar and 3 tablespoons oil to make a salad dressing.
  3. If your jam is made of berries, stir it into the jus from a roast to make a quick table-side sauce for dinner.
  4. Mix one part jam with 2 parts maple syrup for a great pancake topping.
  5. Place a tablespoon of jam in a 1.5 ounce shot glass.  Cover with vodka, bourbon or rum.  Drink!
  6. If you have extra pizza dough, use jam to make no-work turnovers.
  7. Mix jam with goat cheese and spinach to stuff a pork tenderloin.
  8. Mix jam into any smoothie.
  9. Mix jam and water to make freezies (or a simple syrup for cocktails)
  10. Toss it with apples and pears and top it with this magical topping for an awesome crumble.

What do you use jam for?

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  1. All these savory options sound delicious!

    I mix jam with plain Greek yogurt in lieu of buying those “fruit goo on the bottom” yogurts.

    Preserves are also nice in crumble bars (like these choc + marmalade beauties: http://woodenspoonbaking.blogspot.com/2014/01/shortbread-crumble-orangette-bars.html), or as a sweetener/moisture addition in cake (like pear butter in gingerbread cake: http://woodenspoonbaking.blogspot.com/2013/11/pear-gingerbread-cake.html).

  2. Wow – this is so useful! I shy away from canning jam because we don’t eat the classic toast-with-jam, but I might have to do a few jars this coming year just to make some of these wonderful ideas happen!

  3. Bakery! Blueberry jam cakes, Raspberry jam slices, “Pasta frola”… there are a bunch of recipes out there either using a flat buttery dough (kind of pie) or a ball of dough (kind of sweet scone). Great as hostess gift.