33 Sweet and Savory Things to Do When You Have Too Much Jam

published Aug 12, 2013
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Have you been a busy Canning Bee this summer, filling your cupboards with row upon row of jam jars? Are jars of peach, blackberry, apricot, strawberry, raspberry, fig and their many variations and combinations spilling out everywhere? Then you may have already had that moment when you’ve stepped back and said thoughtfully to yourself “Wait a minute. How often do I actually have toast and jam for breakfast?”

If your answer isn’t “seven mornings a week” and you’ve already gifted every friend and neighbor, brought jars to the office, to church, to your book club, and to your last hair appointment, then you may be in need of some new ideas. Here are 33 ways, both savory and sweet, to use jam.

Baked Goods
Other Sweets
  • Add to homemade popsicles.
  • Filling for crepes.
  • Use in a sundae or ice cream sandwich.
  • Dehydrate into fruit leather.
From the Brits

To Drink
  • Russian Jam tea (Sbiten).
  • Stir into hot black tea to sweeten.
  • Use in a cocktail.
  • Make a soda.
  • Make a milkshake.
Savory Ideas
More Breakfast Ideas
  • Swirl into yogurt.
  • Swirl into oatmeal.
  • Topping for pancakes or waffles.
  • Stuff french toast.
What do you make with jam?