Jam made from fresh berries went pretty fast at my house growing up. Every time we’d reach the end of a batch, we’d use a spatula to grab every last morsel in the pot. The makers behind Coldwater Canyons Preserves in California have run into that same problem so often that they’ve collected a handful of inspired uses for those last scrapings of summer.
A few to whet your appetite: use leftovers to rim cocktail glasses before dipping in sugar (even better if the drink is served in a Mason jar). Heat it and pour over ice cream. Their standout suggestion? Mix it into a vinaigrette right in the preserving jar. We’re dying to try their fig and balsamic vinegar combination for a perfect late-summer salad.