4 New Ways to Use Jam + A Giveaway!

November  7, 2014

Hear ye, hear ye: Longtime Food52er MrsWheelbarrow has come out with a beautiful new cookbook! All week long, she will be sharing recipes from Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry and giving us new ways to use up the preserves in our cupboards. And we're giving away a copy each day -- so you can finally get over your fear of preserving.

Today: A week full of sweet recipes and resourceful tips from Mrs. Wheelbarrow.

To celebrate the launch of her new cookbook, we were eager to let Cathy Barrow -- a.k.a. Mrs. Wheelbarrow -- act as our guest editor this week and share some of her favorite ways to use up those jars of jam you're bound to have hanging around your kitchen.

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More: Read up on Mrs. Wheelbarrow's 9 essential tools for pickling and preserving. 

Whether you make all your jam yourself or you like to leave it to the professionals, tuck it into these sweet recipes, all of which are handy for holiday entertaining. And if you're a little confused by what makes a jam a jam and a preserve a preserve, Cathy has that explanation covered

Jam Tarts 

More: Here's why we love Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry




Focaccia with Apricot Jam, Caramelized Onions, and Fennel


Bundles of Joy

Photo by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton

Every day this week, we're giving away a copy of Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry! To win today's copy, tell us in the comments: What's your favorite way to cook with jamWe'll choose winners this Friday, November 7th. (U.S. entrants only, please!) 

Update: Nogagapamelaleelittleknitterlizzaljoelle, and Matteo Cavelier are our winners! We hope you enjoy your copies of Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry.

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dana November 8, 2014
jam with Brie melted in the oven
Chau T. November 8, 2014
cupcakes and orange rolls
Amy R. November 8, 2014
on top of a round of Brie, tucked in a puff pastry and baked. Yum!!
sexyLAMBCHOPx November 8, 2014
I enjoy making salad dressings with jam.
Joanna F. November 8, 2014
I love jam hamantaschen
pandapotamus November 8, 2014
glaze for pork!
Cori November 7, 2014
Tracy M. November 7, 2014
Duck breasts
betty N. November 7, 2014
Thumbprint cookies
Kay R. November 7, 2014
I put my home-made olallieberry jam on a roast chicken during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Heaven on Earth!
AdeleK November 7, 2014
I use jams, like Apricot, Peach and Plum, to glaze pork roasts
natalie November 7, 2014
baking into muffins or as "sauce" on a pizza
John C. November 7, 2014
I love to bake with jam. It makes a great glaze on cookies and can add a pop of color on any desert.
Sue November 7, 2014
thumbprint cookies with plum jam.
littleknitter November 7, 2014
I like baking brie or camembert with some jam!
Sue November 7, 2014
I love it smeared on the very best grainy bread I can find paired with a wonderful butter. Of course now that I've been inspired by these recipes this week I'll be coming up with some new favorites!
taylor D. November 7, 2014
I love to smear it on crisp & toasted bagels! A huge hit in my kitchen!
gabsimonelouise November 7, 2014
I like jam with a cheese pairing.
Lisa November 7, 2014
I love making desserts with jam.
EmFraiche November 7, 2014
sweet/savory glazes for meats