What are some alternate uses for jam, besides spreading it on bread?

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I was surprised at the quantity of Jams my family is consuming. Last year, I made some mango jam both sweet as well as sweet n hot. The sweet n hot version had mango chunks hoping to give my family more fruit during off season. I am not much of a cook. I use it on bread. My son likes to eat dosas with mixed fruit jam. Whereas my husband prefers dosas with home made jackfruit jam. Sometimes, I like to eat chapattis with mango jam. Chilli mango jam can be eaten just like that. It has a sweet n chilly taste and is made using raw mangoes. Try mixing jam with mayonnaise or cottage cheese or yoghurt and use as a great dip. At times, I mix some fresh fruit jam into plain yogurt and serve chilled. Any jam can be used with yogurt. I have also tried it with strawberry preserve. It tastes good. Mango jam (sweet) and strawberry jam or preserve when blended with chilled boiled milk with some extra sugar tastes like a milk shake. Probably you can try with other jams. I also use this jam for making ice creams. Jams and jellies can also be warmed for use as pancake or ice cream syrups. Various jam fillings are used while making chocolates. That gives a yum taste and flavor to chocolates. I prefer it with dark chocolates. Jams are also used as a topping over cookies and salt biscuits. Jam tarts are also worth trying. Though I personally do not like it. I have seen some bakeries making cookies filled with jam. There are some biscuits with jam sandwiched between them. I remember reading about dipping sausages, potato fingers, grilled chicken even hot dogs in tomato jam. I have seen some TV shows where cakes are made with jams mixed with the batter and also used as a sandwich between layers. Chutneys which are made in India is a variation of jam, and it is made using a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and are used as a side dish for rice, dosa, idli, uttappam, appam, roast, kebabs, etc. Home made jams can be given as gifts.

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Joe Macho 4 years ago from Colorado

Thanks for sharing all the great ways to use jam. I've never really used a lot of them, but I really want to start. This year I'll finally be dipping my feet into homemade jams, so hopefully all goes well. Do you use chilies in your sweet n' hot mango jam?


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Mango jam and chili pepper sounds like a tasty combination! I'll have to try this sometime.


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nkrohini 4 years ago from India Author

I use red chilli powder or pepper powder and nutmeg powder in my sweet n hot mango jam. Use semi ripe(not exactly ripe) mangoes.


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nkrohini 4 years ago from India Author

I like its hot n sweet taste.

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