39 Ways to Use Your Preserves

I can’t tell you how inspiring this past month has been.  Spending a month thinking about how to use my preserves has pushed me to stretch my imagination and develop my cooking skills.  I’m not the only one doing great things with preserves, though.  Here are 39 ways to use your jams, jellies, marmalades and preserves! Note: Each recipe name is hyperlinked, so that you can make all these delicious recipes, too!

(Photos used with permission from Simple Bites and Diethood.)

How do you use your preserves?


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Use It Up: Jam-Glazed Chicken Wings

Jam-Glazed Chicken Wings

I’ve never been one for chicken wings, bone-in or boneless.  They have just always felt like so much work and so much mess for so little meat. But these chicken wings are worth the mess, for sure. I mean, they are glazed with strawberry jam.  Or peach jam. Or whatever other jam you have on hand. But still, jam on chicken wings! The jam provides just the right amount of sticky sweetness, which is tempered by the tart lemon juice and smoky paprika.

Now, I know that chicken wings are usually fried. But a) I was looking to make these a little bit healthier and b) frying is a bit too much work for a weeknight dinner.  So instead, I marinated the wings in the jam-based sauce, tossed them on a hot grill pan, and brushed them with some more jam. Easy and done.

Let’s do this!… 

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