'jams' on Serious Eats

Preserved Strawberries and Jamón Serrano on Little Toasts from 'Canal House Cooks Every Day'

I have a terrible habit of stockpiling open jars of jams and jellies in the fridge. Inevitably, the second half of the jar will languish in the back of the fridge after I've grown tired of that particular strawberry, peach, or blackberry preserve. So recipes like Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer's little toasts with preserved strawberries and jamón serrano in Canal House Cooks Every Day are a godsend (to me and my sad, half-empty jars). Pairing sweet, tender strawberries with salty, fatty ham is an easy way to battle jam palate fatigue as it turns a breakfast staple into a fast hors d'oeuvre. More

Mulberry Jam

Mulberries are a smaller, less tart cousin of the blackberry, and can be foraged from mulberry trees which grow in residential area of cities in the northeast. If you have access to these bountiful (and free!) berries, try them in this jam, which brings out their earthy, sweet flavor. More

Blueberry Orange Ginger Jam

This jam pairs peak-of-the-season blueberries with fresh orange juice and a double dose of ginger (fresh and ground). Because it's less sugary, it's great for pairing with sweeter breakfast treats like fruity muffins, banana bread, and zucchini bread. Save a jar for the dead of winter, when you need a reminder of the warm months ahead. More

Raspberry Rhubarb Jell-O Jam

This simple jam bursts with the flavors of tart rhubarb and sweet, sun-ripened raspberries. You might think Jell-O is an odd ingredient, but it helps to softly set the jam so that it's thick and spreadable without being runny or... More

Carrot Cake Conserve

This carrot cake conserve is just the thing to make on the cusp of spring, when you're itching to bust out your canning supplies but strawberries and rhubarb aren't quite yet in season. It's filled with juicy raisins and crunchy... More

Bacon-Bourbon Jam

Adapted from Everyday Food. The taste of this jam is truly outrageous. Each bite contains layer upon layer of flavor, from the caramelized onions and garlic; to the sweet bourbon and maple syrup; to the smoky, salty, porky bacon. Try... More

Vanilla-Orange Marmalade

This marmalade is bright, sweet, and bursting with citrus flavor. It tastes like the juiciest orange you ever ate, only slathered over buttered bread. Yum. While it may seem a bit fussy to use two different kinds of oranges, it... More

Rum Raisin Apple Pie Jam

Filled with tart Granny Smith apples, juicy raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a healthy shot of dark rum, this jam tastes exactly like my favorite holiday apple pie. It's insanely good on cornbread and pretty darn delicious on plain old... More

Cook the Book: Spicy Tomato Jam

I recently encountered the kind of dilemma that only occurs in mid-summer. I was packing to go away for the weekend when I noticed the bowl of beautiful, perfectly ripe tomatoes sitting on the counter. The problem? The tomatoes would be way past their prime by the time I returned Sunday night. As I sat pondering their fate, I flipped through the pages of Farm to Fork by Emeril Lagasse and came up with an ideal solution: this quick Spicy Tomato Jam. More

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