Jam on toast is a wonderful treat, but there are so many other ways to use your fruit preserves! Whether your jam is used as the filling for a juicy summertime pie or as the sweet topping on a strawberry sundae, it’s time to “spread the love” and experiment with some new recipes. You can do it!
Raspberry-Laced Vanilla Cake
Go beyond breakfast! Jam is also an excellent addition to any dessert spread! Betty Crocker Kitchens developed this luscious cake recipe using raspberry jam, but feel free to swap it out for strawberry, blueberry, or even peach.
Ultimate Scratch-Made Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
Level up your lunch routine with this recipe from Love & Olive Oil. Making homemade peanut butter is a much easier venture than jam, requiring only two ingredients and about five minutes in a food processor!
Gin and Jam Cocktail
Jam makes for an excellent cocktail mixer! Consider using any jam made from red fruit in this recipe from The View from Great Island, as the sweet, tart notes will meld well with the gin’s herbal and floral botanicals.
Pavlova consists of a meringue crust with a soft and pillowy interior. Although it’s delicious on its own, a generous scoop of jam will elevate this dish to a party-worthy dessert! In this recipe from Olivia’s Cuisine, jam is paired with fresh fruit for the ideal mix of textures.
Apricot Pork Marinade
The acid in homemade apricot jam will tenderize a cut of pork while adding a subtle sweetness. Double this recipe from The Spruce Eats and spoon any extra jam over your cooked pork as a sauce!
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