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What To Do with Over-Sweet, Too-Thick Jam

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jessinEC Jul 12, 2012 08:59 PM

I messed up a batch of strawberry jam, and it's very sweet and too thick. I don't want to waste it, so I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. One idea I have is to make a sandwich cookie and use the jam as filler. Any ideas for what type of cookie would work best? Probably something not too sweet. Lemony maybe? Links to recipes would be much appreciated. (Or if you have another idea, please let me know!)

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  1. TeRReT RE: jessinEC Jul 12, 2012 09:05 PM

    You could make another batch with more strawberries and less sugar, or turn it into ice cream of some sort., or just drizzle it over ice cream (or chunk it over) or mix it with whip cream (with no sugar) and make some sort of concoction

    1. ipsedixit RE: jessinEC Jul 12, 2012 09:21 PM

      Use it to make stuffed french toast and serve topped with creme fraiche.

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        happybaker RE: jessinEC Jul 12, 2012 10:42 PM

        Put it in a pot, add a bit if water (a tablespoon at a time until it looks "right") and a bit of lemon juice. Warm and stir - the jam will taste real again.

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          KSlink RE: jessinEC Jul 12, 2012 11:58 PM

          Linzer, thumbprint, or spritz cookies may work well if you decide to go in the cookie direction. I like the other suggestions very much...

          1. Ruthie789 RE: jessinEC Jul 13, 2012 03:15 AM

            I would add 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice or orange juice to it. I would put in blender and freeze in ice cube trays. You could then use it for drinks, or thaw and use as a coulis under cake, or use the thawed filling for cookies or between cake layers. If you can freeze strawberries for later use, why not little blocks of strawberries. You can store icecubes in ziplock bags.

            1. Ruthie789 RE: jessinEC Jul 13, 2012 03:21 AM

              You could also take your strawberry mixture, blend it and add to greek yogurt, freeze it and make Ice Cream. Donna Hay has a recipe for Italian Ice using mangoes, bananas and greek yogurt using this method.

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                jessinEC RE: jessinEC Jul 13, 2012 08:30 AM

                Wow, everyone, thanks for the great suggestions. Sorry I won't be able to try them all. I'll have to mess up my jam more often :)

                1. iL Divo RE: jessinEC Jul 13, 2012 08:40 AM

                  haven't read responses yet and may not even work so heads up on not paying much mind to this thought.
                  could you make another batch of strawberry jam, under sweet and a little on the thin side, let cool slightly and then combine the two? < maybe therefore having the perfect jam. or maybe you could make a syrup reduction of small amount of lemon juice with a little water to sour it up just a bit and loosen it too then add to your thick sweet jam.

                  with the kid at home so much and how he loves strawberry jam, home made of course, it wouldn't last long in my house even if I did a double batch like I'm suggesting.

                  1. Uncle Bob RE: jessinEC Jul 13, 2012 09:00 AM

                    Some good ideas here....Whatever ya do....Make a big pan of biscuits!!

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