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Jul 12, 2012 08:59 PM

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

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

      1. 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.

        1. 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. 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.