Recipes

Tasty Ideaspam's jam chicken wings

Here are just a few of the many suggestions of how to use Pam’s Pepper Jam … it’s excellent on most anything!

Whether you prefer just a hint of jalapeno pepper flavor, the addition of habaneros or the more bold taste of ghost peppers, each bite of Pam’s Pepper Jam turns the ordinary into a taste adventure. Our addictive and versatile jam is great as an hors d’oeuvre, a non-traditional condiment, and wonderful on almost anything from glazes on meats and vegetables to a topping on ice cream.

“I am a huge fan of Pam’s Pepper Jam (the spicier the better!). It is a great addition to my kitchen because I can use it so many ways…alone or with cream cheese as a cracker spread, as a glaze for any type of meat, or mixed in with chili, pasta sauce, meatballs or vegetables for an added zest. Pam uses the freshest ingredients and treats each and every jar as if it’s her first so I know that I am always getting the best product. At this point, Pam’s Pepper Jam has easily replaced salt/pepper as the spice of choice in my home anytime I want to add a more appealing flavor to my dishes!”  Kristen, Minneapolis, MN

Recipes

Serving Suggestions

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  • Place a block of cream cheese (brie, feta and goat) on a shallow bowl or plate. Spoon ½ jar of jam (you can add more later if needed) over the top. Insert a spreader-knife. Offer crackers on-the-side. Spread a layer of pepper jam on a small wheel of Brie cheese, wrap in puff pastry, seal edges. Bake according to puff pastry directions. Serve warm with crackers. Or, spoon some jam over the top after you have removed the brie from the oven.
  • Dipping sauce: Onion ringsEgg Rolls, Pot Stickers, Chicken Nuggets, Jalapeno Poppers, Veggie, Fruit and Cold Cut Trays.
  • Use as your sauce base for cocktail meatballs or wieners. Or, combine equal amounts of pepper jam and BBQ sauce.
  • Spread a layer of jam on your tortilla roll-ups.

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  • A flavorful glaze for anything from poultry, pork, any fish (e.g. salmon, shrimp, walleye) steak, kababs, ribs, lamb, ham, turkey, and wild game. Just brush-on the last few minutes of grilling, while in the oven, or immediately after cooking. Or serve the jam on the side for dipping. Also excellent for smoking meats and fish. Very good on grilled pineapple!
  • Place pork chops (or chicken) in your crock pot, spoon enough of your favorite flavor of jam to cover the chops, simmer, and come home to a quick & fabulous dinner.
  • Add to your favorite BBQ sauce recipe: 4 1/2 lbs baby back ribs, 1 1/2 tsp pepper, 2- 1/2 cups BBQ sauce,3/4 cup of your favorite flavor of Pam’s Pepper Jam, and 1 minced garlic clove. Brush on ribs and enjoy!
  • Top your burger with pepper jam, either on the grill or after it’s cooked. Before cooking, create a hole and fill with jam for a fun surprise.
  • Add to your favorite chili, meatloaf and baked bean recipes.

Sandwiches

  • Mix equal parts mayo and pepper jam, use as a sandwich spread. This is especially good on ham, turkey, BLTs, roast beef, meatloaf and wraps.
  • A savory addition to burritos, enchiladas, and even as a pizza sauce.
  • Use pepper jam on brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, add to Sloppy Joes.

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  • Add pepper jam to your favorite stir fry recipe at any point, beginning, middle or end, for great flavor.
  • Add pepper jam to rice and tofu for added flavor.
  • Brush asparagus, green beans, Brussels sprouts, cooked carrots, baked potatoes, new potatoes.

Breakfast

  • Pepper Jam is a great on toast, bagels, scones, egg sandwiches, and muffins.
  • Top, or mix, with your eggs, omelets, breakfast burritos , egg/ham/cheese sandwich, quiche, pancakes, waffles, and French Toast.
  • Blueberry is especially good on pancakes and waffles!

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  • Chicken and Tuna Salad, Coleslaw and Potato Salad: mix a tablespoon or two, of jam with your mayonnaise-based sauce.
  • Pasta (hot or cold): lightly toss cooked pasta with Pepper Jam before adding other ingredients.
  • A Vinaigrette-thin jam with just a dash of water, honey or olive oil.
  • Add to Yogurt and Cottage Cheese

Desserts

  • Dip chocolate covered pretzels in raspberry pepper jam.
  • Layered Cakes: spread jam between layers, or mix with frosting or cream cheese.
  • Dollop jam (the berry flavors are terrific for this) on the top of cheesecake, chocolate pudding, bread pudding, ice cream, pound cake, and apple pie.
  • Replace that chocolate kiss on your cookie for a dollop of jam!

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  • Add to Margaritas and Bloody Mary’s and Jamini’s (a great spin on a martini;just add a tbsp. of your favorite flavor of jam)!

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