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Making jam is something that I have been doing for many years. Sometimes people wonder why I have so much jam in my pantry. To me, jam is a staple, there are just so many things you can use it for besides your morning toast or lunch time pb&j. Since we are working on publishing our jam recipe book, I thought I would get you ready for that event by letting you know about some of the unexpected ways that you can deliciously incorporate jam into your meal plans. (They aren't all dessert recipes!) Most of these recipes are from our own blog, but I'm also going to share a few that I am hoping to try soon!
ÆBLESKIVER: We have two versions of these delightful Danish bites posted on this blog. A very authentic version posted by Alicia, made in an ÆBLESKIVER pan, and some less authentic ones made in a cake pop pan. Both are delicious filled with a jam flavor of your choice!
Jam Thumbprint Cookies: I loved making these with my mom as a kid! It is fun for kids to make the indentation with their thumbs and then to fill it with sweet jam. I recently made some of these for the jam class that I taught so that people could try a variety of jams that are going to be in my jam e-book! They look so pretty on the platter and everyone loved them. We've also shared a 3 ingredient version of these cookies on the blog using a cake mix and pudding! Also delicious!
Strawberry Shortbread Cookies: These cookies are a little more work, but totally worth the effort! The jam with the creamy lemon filling is such a delightful combination!
Jam Muffins: These muffins are just as easy to make as regular muffins, and extra tasty! My grandkids love them!
Monte Cristo Sandwiches: Another use in a breakfast food that I adore! A combination of French Toast and a sandwich, why wouldn't ya?
Cake Filling! Strawberry, Raspberry or Cherry jams are all great choices as a cake filling. Check out how I did a vegan cake with a jam filling for Maddy!
I am dying to try out this Blackberry Jam Pie from Windstone Farms. They don't even have a picture of it, but it sounds so delicious. I just canned some Blackberry Jam, so I might whip this up today! I'll take pictures and show you if I do.
The Seasoned Mom shares a 3 Ingredient Apricot Glazed Chicken that looks fantastic and so easy to make! You may have all you need to make it in your pantry already!
Finally, most of us have heard of adding grape jelly to your meatball sauce to make a sweet and savory appetizer meatball. I came up with a different version using Apricot Jam. I'll share it below! You can use your favorite meatballs, whether homemade or from the freezer section of the grocery store. This recipe has the version of meatballs that I made the other night, plus the wonderful sauce. I hope that you enjoy it!
Keep an eye out for our new e-book, Jam in 3 Winks! You are now armed with idea of how to use your sweet creations!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!