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

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  1. AliciaC profile image95
    AliciaCposted 11 years ago

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

  2. cabmgmnt profile image85
    cabmgmntposted 11 years ago

    Pour jam over cream cheese and serve it with crackers for a quick impromptu appetizer. It is really delicious. I like to use jam or jelly that is made with peppers like jalapeno or red pepper to give the dish extra zest but any kind will do.

  3. nkrohini profile image74
    nkrohiniposted 11 years ago

    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... read more

  4. larcaustin46 profile image68
    larcaustin46posted 11 years ago

    When my children were small, I would stir a spoonful or two of jam or fruit preserves into a small cup of plain yogurt for them--much healthier than the sugar-laden processed yogurts marketed to children.  Jam or preserves are also delicious served warm over ice cream for a delicious dessert.

  5. s.wilson profile image60
    s.wilsonposted 11 years ago

    You can use it for cookies, or as a filler between cake layers.  If you add it to some milk and confectioners sugar, you can make a sauce for desserts or ice cream. You can use it to make different fruit flavors of home made ice cream.

    Or you can just have a food fight with it.

  6. Cloverleaf profile image97
    Cloverleafposted 11 years ago

    Bored of spreading jam on toast or biscuits?  Here are some other uses for jams, jellies, and marmalades that are creative, fun, and delicious. read more

  7. Moon Daisy profile image80
    Moon Daisyposted 11 years ago

    When I was younger my favourite use for jam was to stir it into semolina or rice pudding.  I also love popping a croissant in the toaster and dipping it in jam.  So lovely...

  8. MarieAlice profile image74
    MarieAliceposted 11 years ago

    I often use it to prepare my own sauces and also when I bake chicken or ribs for example...my kids love my chicken with soy sauce and apricot jam!!!

  9. cabmgmnt profile image85
    cabmgmntposted 11 years ago

    In response to a hub pages question this hub offers ten great ideas for using jam or jelly in recipes other than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Some ideas are sweet and others are savory. Try a turkey and jam sandwich or blueberry jam bbq sauce plus other ideas for using your favorite jams. read more

  10. teaches12345 profile image79
    teaches12345posted 11 years ago

    I sometimes use it to sweeten my oatmeal. Also, when I get a craving for something sweet I will take a spoonful or two. It does the trick!

  11. danajconnelly profile image60
    danajconnellyposted 11 years ago

    I have added a tsp of jam to meatloaf or meatballs.  I know it sounds weird but the sweetness balances the saltyness.  I've also drizzled honey in dishes like chili and have been begged to reveal my secret.

  12. Wasteless Project profile image87
    Wasteless Projectposted 10 years ago

    Hi Alicia, we actually sometimes put a spoonful of home cooked strawberry jam on vanilla icecream - it's like having a sauce, only better;)

  13. Spanish Food profile image75
    Spanish Foodposted 6 years ago

    There are lots of ways to use jam in desserts! You can make thumbprint jam cookies or use it as a cake filling. You can also warm it up and use a pastry brush to apply it on the top of a fruit tart or pie, adding a nice sheen and a little extra sweetness.

    Similarly, you can use it as a glaze for meat, to bring some sweet fruitiness to a savory dish. It can be really nice with spicy food and a little bit of acid to cut the sugar.


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