Jam Packed with Ideas
Jam is traditionally served on bread or scones and is known to be delicious.
Jams are available in a variety of shapes and forms, including jellies, marmalades, chutneys, fruit butter, fruit spreads, fruit curds, and confits.
Despite the many variations, these delectable fruit preserves are always a type of confection made of fruit and sugar and combined with a gelling agent such as honey or pectin.
Jam keeps well and can be used in a variety of ways other than spreading it on bread.
Here are 10 ideas to get you started!
Top 10 Good Uses for Jam Products
1. Sponge Pudding
With this simple slow cooker dessert, you can transform classic sponge cake into an irresistible jam pudding.
For the ultimate winter treat, serve with warm vanilla custard.
Blend some frozen vanilla yogurt, a banana, your favorite jam, skim milk, fruit juice or water to help liquefy.
If desired, add protein powder or flax to the blender.
Blend until desired thickness is reached.
3. Bakewell Tart
This classic English pastry has a shortcrust base, a layer of jam, and an almond frangipane sponge.
It is deliciously textured and the perfect way to show off your seasonal preserves.
Traditional jams include raspberry and cherry, but we think any flavor would be delicious.
4. Cake Bars
These delicious bars are made with simple ingredients and are very easy to make.
You can make this recipe your own by using different flavored jams. Strawberry jam is my favorite, but apricot jam, blackberry jam, and raspberry jam are also delicious.
So, choose your favorite flavor to personalize it.
The buttery shortbread crust, the taste of the fruit center, and the golden brown meringue topping are simply divine.
You should try them if you want a great cookie bar recipe.
If you like jam in your oatmeal, throw some in while it is cooking.
If using old-fashioned oats, cook them as usual before adding a spoonful or two of cherry jam.
If using quick oats, simply stir in the jam during the last minute of cooking! It’s also a great complement to Cream of Wheat!
6. Sticky Glazed Chicken Wings
Check out our sticky-sweet chicken wings with a raspberry jam glaze and a kick of Tabasco.
Cook these wings for a quick snack that will feed a crowd.
7. Balsamic Chicken
Did you know that jam can be used to enhance a savory dish?
Many have been tried on fish, chicken, beef, pork, or vegetables. This one is particularly tasty on chicken and has quickly become one of my favorites.
The sauce contains the magic.
It is made with five ingredients and a dash of salt and pepper; olive oil, balsamic vinegar, shallot, garlic, butter, and half a cup of jam. I used fig, but apricot, peach, plum cherry, or even leftover marmalade would be equally delicious.
This is a one-pan sauce that you can make for the entire family.
8. Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
Strawberry Jam Frozen Yogurt Popsicles are a simple two-ingredient recipe that is ideal for a hot summer day.
These delicious frozen treats can be customized with your favorite flavor combinations and are ready in 5 minutes.
Because fresh strawberries are high in water, they tend to weigh down cake batters and result in soggy cakes.
As a result, strawberry jam or preserves are used in these strawberry cupcakes.
The concentrated flavor is ideal for light, tender cupcakes.
This may sound strange, but trust us when we say it is delicious.
A little sweetness can transform a good gravy into a great gravy.
Add a teaspoon at a time, tasting as you go; you don’t want to overpower it.
Jams and marmalades are typically perched atop our breakfast tables to canoodle with bread and toast but are then stored for the rest of the day.
You can bring them out on occasion if you are a pastry chef.
But that’s it; the rest of the time, they’re just sitting in the fridge.
But there’s no need; as previously mentioned, there are plenty of exciting things you can do with jams and marmalade.