Mrs. Miller’s Homemade Red Raspberry Jam is probably not the first ingredient you reach for when you’re getting ready to make a batch of brownies. Or the main sauce ingredient to top roasted pork medallions. But you really should consider what the addition of homemade jams can do for your other foods.
In marinades, Mrs. Miller’s Homemade Cherry Jam adds just the right combination of sweet and tart. Blend Mrs. Miller’s fruit jam with something acidic, like vinegar, wine or lemon juice, and salt (or soy or worcestershire sauce, to add the salty flavor), then toss in fresh herbs and spices to taste, and you can marinate nearly any meat, to be cooked in nearly any way. Beef needs to marinate for several hours, but chicken and fish can absorb marinades quickly, in an hour or less.
Barbecue sauces all contain some form of sugar, but the savviest grillers know the secret to the best sauces is starting with high quality fruit jams. The sweet and tangy fruit flavors, and the body added by the pectin, create a sauce that will literally stick to the ribs. Another culinary secret known by anyone who loves hot spices is that the sugars in jams and jellies bring out all the robust flavor to balance the heat of fresh or dried chili peppers.
Baked brie is always the first thing to disappear from cheese assortments. Try topping a wheel of brie with Mrs. Miller’s Homemade Strawberry Jam, and a touch of brown sugar and butter, then brown in the oven until the cheese is soft and the topping begins to caramelize. Your guests will need to be restrained!
For diabetics or anyone who is watching their sugar intake, you’re in luck. Mrs. Miller’s Homemade No Sugar Cherry Jam can be used in exactly the same ways as the full-sugar variety. Try mixing a few teaspoons into your meatloaf recipe, to give it new zing. Many of Mrs. Miller’s jam flavors come without the addition of granulated sugar, but instead are sweetened with fruit juices. So, it’s another way to give a sweet flavor twist to your standard recipes without adding refined and processed commercial sauces.
Of course, Mrs. Miller’s homemade fruit jams are also delicious in the traditional manner, spread on toast or muffins. These jars of preserved heaven, created in the kitchens of an Amish family farm in Ohio, are filled with fresh, wholesome ingredients, and no artificial preservatives. You’ll immediately taste the high quality ingredients and handcrafted quality.
You can find a huge assortment of Mrs. Miller’s Homemade fruit jams and jellies in Garden Harvest Supply’s specialty food section. Try the old standard flavors like apricot, orange marmalade or grape. All the berries are there, including gooseberry and elderberry. And if you’re in the mood for something altogether different, treat your tastebuds to the Dutch Apple, hot pepper, or tomato—yes, tomato—jam.