Making jam is a great way to utilize fruits and vegetables and transform them and make preserve their flavor. Jams also make great gifts or simply an addition to your breakfast table. The next time you’re in the mood for jam, step outside your comfort zone and try one of these unusual combinations.
Rosemary Pepper Peach
Adding rosemary to peach is a wonderful way to amplify the sweetness of the peach. But the kick of black pepper in this recipe helps balance it and makes for a wonderfully spiced jam.
Boiling rose petals extracts the extremely floral and fresh flavor of the rose petals. Simply add sugar, lemon juice, and pectin, and you have a vibrant jam great for a spring day!
Raspberry jam can be acidic and sweet, which makes it the perfect candidate for some spice. Adding the flavor of jalapeno does not overwhelm the entire jam, but rather brings in a subtle spice that contracts the natural tendencies of the raspberry. Try it on cornbread and you will be amazed.
Cantaloupe and Vanilla
These two ingredients together are reminiscent of a creamsicle, perfect for sweet applications. Top your favorite ice cream with this jam and you’ll be soaring down memory lane.