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Aug 13, 2008 03:54 PM

Lingonberry Preserves

I have a jar of this almost at all times in my fridge. Trouble is, I don't know what else to do with it besides serve with Swedish meatballs and serve with a cheese plate. Any new ideas that anyone has for this would be appreciated. I'm open to any and all suggestions as I love the stuff :). TIA!

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  1. I have this recipe in my regular rotation and it calls for lingonberry preserves, although I've always used blackberry or something else. Super easy.

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    1. re: azhotdish

      This recipe sounds great. Thank you!

    2. We always serve it with Finnish oven pancakes. I squeeze fresh lemon on the pancake when I take it out of the oven, and then serve with some maple syrup and a spoonful or two of lingonberry preserves.

      Or mix it with sour cream and fill blintzes. It's good on pound cake. Or with pork chops, or any kind of game. As a base for a fruit salad dressing. To replace cranberries in a Cumberland sauce.

      It's also great all by its lonesome or on top of a good slice of toast.

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      1. re: clepro

        IHoP serves lingonberry preserves (both straight and whipped into butter) with Swedish Pancakes -- eggy crepes folded in quarters. When I order cheese blintzes at IHoP, I request mine topped with lingonberry (instead of strawberry) preserves, and sour cream. Yum!

        1. re: clepro

          I love the mixing it with sour cream idea. Actually all your ideas are pretty good...

        2. Roast a chicken or turkey and serve along side.
          We've done without cranberry sauce for a long time.

          1. I always get a jar when I go to IKEA because I love it on pancakes or biscuits. I also use it as a glaze on roast pork, thinned a bit with whatever kind of liquer I have in the house.

            FYI the ligonberry syrup at IKEA is very good too. Not overly sweet.

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            1. re: pengcast

              What do you mean by liquor?? Whisky, vodka and the like?

              1. re: diablo

                Usually I use brandy or cointreau but whiskey would work.

            2. They make a great center filling for thumbprint cookies, instead of raspberry or strawberry preserves. Nice combination with the buttery cookie.