It goes to figure that the year I made my own strawberry jam, everyone decided to give me jam for Christmas. I prefer to use my own jam for eating on toast, crepes, and so on, but I still want to use the other jam up. So here are five things you can do with leftover jam:
1. Steel Cut Oats with a Jam Swirl
The Kitchenette suggests Steel Cut Oats with a Jam Swirl–cooked oatmeal with yogurt and a swirl of jam on top. I’m going to try this for breakfast this week.
2. Jam Muffins
This recipe for Jam Muffins looks pretty good. It is fairly healthy, as far as muffins go, and it uses 1/2 cup of jam.
3. Thumbprint Cookies
A traditional way to use up jam, thumbprint cookies like these from Ina Garten are a type of shortbread cookie with a dollop of jam in the middle.
4. Jam Tarts
Another traditional recipe, jam tarts are a lot like thumbprint cookies but bigger and with more jam.
Apparently, you can mix jam with vinegar and olive oil and make salad dressing. Here’s a recipe for red raspberry vinaigrette and another for strawberry jam vinaigrette. I have some sour cherry jam that may work great for this.
What’s your favorite way to use jam?