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What to do with Raspberry Jalapeño Jam?

Ok, so I couldn't resist a jar of raspberry jalapeño jam when I was at the grocery store last week. It sounded so sweet and dangerous! Now it is sitting on my counter begging to be used and I'm drawing a blank. Does anyone have any creative ideas for this stuff?

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  1. Use is as a glaze on chicken breasts, maybe even salmon.

    On top of cream cheese, or even better, with brie and crostini or crackers.

    Have you tasted it yet? Is it very spicy? If it's just a hint of spice, you could thin is out an use it as a glaze on really good quality chocolate brownies.

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    1. re: geg5150

      Love the brownies idea. If you're unsure, just make brownies anyway, and try one with jam on it... I like to spread raspberry or blackberry jam on my brownies. If you don't like it, you are still ahead one pan of brownies! Win-win.

    2. Put it on top of cream cheese and serve with regular Wheat Thins. There is something about the Wheat Thins that really works well with this dip (it's a huge thing here with raspberry chipotle as well).

      I love it on pork tenderloin. Cook the pork almost all the way and then glaze, otherwise it burns due to the sugar.

      Go to jelly.com which is the Fischer & Weiser web site and look at their recipes (link is sort of hidden at the top of the page) for their Raspberry Chipotle sauce. Your jam will be a good substitute.

      1. I make a rasberry sauce to serve over grilled chicken breasts (1/3 cup rasberry jam/preserves and 2 TBS balsamic). The jalapenos might give this a nice kick. And, you could even experiment with a white balsamic or other vinegar.

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        1. re: ashes

          ooh, that sounds nice.

          I was just thinking that you could do brie en croute with the raspberry jam. I've done it with apricot jam and walnuts.

          Just plop the round of brie on puff pastry, slather on the jam, add a layer of nuts. I think almonds would be good with the rasp/jal (or maybe hazelnuts) and bring the puff pastry to the top to wrap the brie completely. Cook according to puff pastry direction. Yum, I think I'll have to do that this weekend.

          1. re: ashes

            Mmm...that sounds really good. I think I'll give that a try for dinner tomorrow night.

            1. re: ashes

              I tried out the raspberry balsamic sauce on Wednesday night and it was fantastic! I grilled a poblano pepper and then stuffed it with a bit of sour cream, sauteed walla walla sweet onion, and a grilled chicken breast. I drizzled the raspberry sauce over the chicken and a bit of sour cream and it was a really tasty dinner. Thanks for the great sauce recipe and ideas!

              1. re: ashes

                Meg - the jam is sold by Papio Baskets and Gifts, PO Box 68046, Papillion, NE 68046, (402) 740-4657 (unfortunately they don't have a website). It has a nice kick to it and would be great over wings. The ingredient list is simple: sugar, red raspberries, jalepeno peppers, lemon juice and pectin (just in case you feel like trying to make it yourself).

              2. on toast with butter, or in a peanut butter or jam sandwich.

                1. When I worked for Sysco, they had rosemary-crusted brie triangles, which just kinda tasted like less-salty mozzarella sticks, but they used raspberry-pepper jam as a dipping sauce, so I vote that. :-)

                  1. Fry up a half tablespoon of ginger and 2 cloves of garlic in canola and sesame oil, when soft add 2 heaping tablespoons of your jam, and a half cup of rice wine vinegar - add a star anise and simmer for 10 minutes.

                    Make those Panko shrimp you like, serve them over some microleaf greens and drizzle the jam dressing (hot) over the top - have a piece of yummy soft cheese, like Saint Andre on the side of the plate - and pair with a glass of Cava

                    Can you tell I'm hungry?

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                    1. re: Chilefire1

                      1) i would love to know where you found it!

                      2) my fave thing at one of the local places near my home is WINGS drenched in this exact named sauce! i've been wanting to recreate them they are so good.... but thought id have to make my own sauce.

                      1. re: MegMD

                        Right! I know of a wings place that does this too (in Florida). They have a raspberry and a hot raspberry -- the hot is much better, the regular tastes (predictably) like wings covered in jelly. . .ick.

                      2. re: Chilefire1

                        Oooh, now that sounds good too! I just ate lunch and you're making me hungry again. Now if I could only buy Saint Andre and Cava around here...will have to substitute a Presidential brie and a white from the wine fridge. Thanks for the salad dressing recipe and shrimp idea. I'll give it try this week as well.

                      3. I just thought of something else that might be great. Get one of those small wheels of brie and top it with the jam, wrap it in puff pastry and bake until gooey. Mmmm.

                        1. I think it would be marvellous with sharp white cheddar and boston/butter lettuce on grain bread (as a sandwich).

                          Or for another sandwich idea, what about peanut butter?

                          1. I love these spicy jams in grilled cheese sandwiches - nice bread with either a strong cheddar or brie. Yum :-)

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                            1. re: jcanncuk

                              I like spicy fruit jelly with mild goat cheese, too. And try it on top of ice cream.

                            2. Make a traditional Monte Cristo sandwich and serve it with that. It would be delish! Or just thin it a bit with some red wine vinegar and olive oil and use it for dipping bread with a good pasta.

                              1. Yum! There is a grilled-cheese-party thread on this board. Check it out! Your Raspberry Jalapeno Jam sounds like a great fit.