Good Morning lovelies! I just wanted to pop in again and give you some more fantastic ways to use Smucker’s jams and Jellies in your kitchen! I really have been getting into creating new recipes with ingredients that I am not used to. It’s amazing how creative you can get when you have to make a recipe with 5 ingredients or less that can be made in 15 minutes or less! However, it works out perfectly for you guys because it results in super quick and easy recipes. I even had almost all the ingredients for these recipes, in my fridge and cupboard!
This time, I wanted to try make a yummy mock-tail using some grape jelly. This drink turned out super delicious and I think both kids and adults alike, would enjoy sipping on a glass of this. Although, the adults may want to add a splash of their favorite spirit, to make it a grown up beverage.
Concord Grape & Lime Spritzer:
- 1 tbsp Smucker’s Concord Grape Jelly
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- ½ cup sparkling water
- Slice of lime for serving
In a small bowl, mix together the grape jelly and about a tablespoon of the sparkling water, stir this around until the jelly is dissolved and smooth, with no lumps. Now combine the jelly mixture, the rest of the sparking water and the lime juice, in a glass. Stir to combine and then top with a slice of lime for garnish.
Next up, we have a tasty and simple salad that can be made in, seriously, like 3 minutes. It is the perfect salad to go along with your favorite entrees, because you can spend the time making the main dish and then whip up this salad to serve with it, in no time.
Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette:
- 1 bag cleaned and washed baby spinach
- 1 pint fresh raspberries
- 1 tbsp Smucker’s Raspberry Jam
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 4 tbsp olive oil
Pour your spinach into a salad bowl and add in the raspberries. Set aside while you make the dressing.
In a mason jar with a lid, add the jam, vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and secure the lid, and then shake, shake, shake, until it is all combined. Pour the dressing onto the salad, and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Then, I thought it would be really fun to make a main dish. Last time (linked) I made some delicious chicken breasts that tasted like Turkey Dinner! So this time, I wanted to try to make one of my favorites, schnitzel.
Schnitzel is great because it cooks up so quickly due to the fact that the pork is pounded out very thinly. I made a delicious sauce/glaze out of Smucker’s Wildberry Jam, and poured that over top. I served mine with pasta and some of the salad above! But you could have whatever you like with it.
Make sure you get the “quick fry” boneless pork chops at your store or local butcher!
Schnitzel with Wildberry Glaze:
- 2 quick-fry boneless pork chops
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup Smucker’s Wildberry Jam
Add the flour, beaten egg and panko each to their own separate bowls. Grab the pork chops and put them between two sheets of wax paper, using a mallet, rolling pin or even the bottom of a heavy pan, pound the pork chops out until they are about ¼ inch thick all the way through. Season them generously on both sides with salt and pepper. Dredge each chop in the flour, then egg, then panko. Use your hands to press the panko into the pork.
In a large frying pan, heat enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan, over medium high heat. When hot add the chops and fry about 3 minutes on the first side, or until it is nice and golden and crisp. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes. While the pork is cooking, add the jam to a small microwavable bowl, add about a tablespoon of warm water and then heat for about 45 seconds in the microwave. This will make the jam nice and warm as well as slightly more sauce like.
Serve the schnitzels with a drizzle of the Wildberry glaze.
Now what is left? We have a drink, a salad, our main course…we’re missing dessert of course!
I wanted to make something light and fresh, so I went with Raspberry filled crepes! Crepes are a great dessert or even breakfast, when you are short on time, because they cook up so quickly. You can fill them with whatever you like, but jam is a delicious and easy option!
Raspberry Filled Crepes:
- ½ cup flour
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp honey
- Smucker’s Raspberry Jam
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, milk, egg and honey and whisk into a smooth batter.
Heat a crepe pan or small non-stick frying pan, over medium heat. Add a small ladle of batter, and swirl the pan around to make the batter spread out slightly. Cook for 1-2 minutes on the first side, then carefully flip and cook for another minute on the other side. Transfer to a plate and repeat until you are out of batter.
When you are all done cooking the crepes, it is time to fill them. Grab your first crepe, and then add about 1 tbsp of jam to one half of the crepe, spreading it out with a spoon. Then fold the crepe in half, and again so it is in a quarter. Repeat with the remaining crepes. Add 3 or 4 crepes to a plate and dust on some powdered sugar. Serve warm or room temperature!
I hope you all enjoyed this second installment of pairing ideas using Smucker’s Jams and Jellies, and maybe it inspired you to get creative and challenge yourself in the kitchen!
Have a wonderful day folks!
Smucker’s Pairings are a simple, easy way to create delicious food combinations with jam and other ingredients, designed help you discover how flavours mingle together for mouth watering results. Each pairing has 5 ingredients or less, and is ready in less than 15 minutes. Because with a name like Smucker’s, it has to be good. For specific information on our jam flavours and varieties, please visit
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