3 Classic Jam Pairings

The most frequent questions we receive (other than “What’s the difference between jam and marmalade?“) are from people wondering how one enjoys jam or marmalade other than on toast — or maybe on scones at teatime. While there is surely no better start to the morning than your favorite jam on toast, preserves have myriad applications beyond bread or baked goods!

How to Enjoy Jam in a Healthy Breakfast

Morning oatmeal is a fiber-filled way to begin the day. We’ve come to love our morning oatmeal with a generous helping of our Cranberry Jam with Pluots & Vanilla. Whole cranberries add a delightful tartness to this wholesome breakfast, while pluots help add a bit of necessary sweetness. While this combination is fantastic with steel-cut oats, it’s a fantastic way to take quick-cook oats from so-so to stellar.

Why Jam Has Its Place at Lunchtime

Who says jam needs to have only sweet applications? One of our favorite lunches is a grilled cheese sandwich — with Spiced Bourbon-Tomato Conserve. Tomatoes add a bit of sweetness to complement your favorite cheese (we love a nice sharp cheddar), and the added candied ginger in this conserve brings a bit of surprise. An easy way to take your sandwich to an entirely different level!

How to Make a Quick and Easy Jam Dessert

Rachel in particular really loves this next one: tasty toast with a smear of ricotta and a dollop (or two) of Strawberry-Rose Jam. Add a few twists of black pepper and you have a light, sophisticated snack. YUM.

What unique and non-traditional jam or marmalade pairings have you been enjoying lately?