Jellies, Jams, and Marmalades: What to do with Preserves

We're still running high on our first small-batch canning experience the other week! It's like a whole new branch of the cooking family tree has been opened to us - one that includes jellies, jams, and marmalades! But other than spreading it on our toast, what are other things we can do with our preserves once we have them?

There are actually quite a lot of things that you can do with preserves! Our favorite still might be the toast option, closely followed by piling it on a bowl of oatmeal. But when that gets old, here are some other ideas:

Italian Jam Crostata
Jam and Ricotta Muffins
Kentucky Jam Cake
Shortbread Jam Tart
Thumbprint Cookies
Victoria Sponge Cake
Bar Cookies with Jam

There's also setting out a little pot of jam alongside cheese, bread, and cured meats as part of an appetizer platter. Something for everyone!

What other ways do you use your preserves?

Related: What's the Difference? Jam, Jelly, and Marmalade

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