Delicious and innovative jam recipes

making jamYes, vegemite taps into the national Australian psyche, but jam remains a popular spread for Aussies. When it comes to the flavour of jam we prefer, there is a clear winner: strawberry.

According to Canstar Blue’s most recent research of 1,600 Australian consumers, strawberry jam is the favourite flavour for a full 42% of us, including 54% of 18 to 29 year olds. Raspberry jam was a fairly distant second-favourite at 20% of the market, with Apricot jam rounding out the top three at 11%.

Other not-so-favoured flavours include:

  • Blackcurrant       7%
  • Plum                      6%
  • Blueberry            5%
  • Marmalade         3%

To encourage a bit more use, particularly of the lesser flavours, why not try some of these jam-based recipes…

Blackcurrant jam smoothie

Smoothies are the ultimate convenience food – so add a dash of black currant jam to your smoothie recipe of choice to sweeten and spice it up a bit. Why not try:black currant

  • Some frozen vanilla yogurt
  • A banana
  • A tablespoon of blackcurrant jam
  • Some skim milk

Give it a go!

Plum lemonade

The Chef in You has a great recipe you could try:

  • Plums
  • Water
  • Lemons
  • Sugar
  • Ice cubes to serve

blueberry cheesecakeBlueberry cheesecake

We recommend you try BBC Good Food’s recipe:

  • Biscuits for base
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Caster sugar
  • Blueberries
  • Cream cheese
  • Cream
  • Vanilla extract

Marmalade salad dressing

You can mix in some marmalade to sweeten a vinaigrette salad dressing – amazing! It takes away the extreme bitterness of spinach or kale salads, making eating healthy even more appealing.

So get into the kitchen and get cooking! When experiments taste this good, you won’t regret the choice to try something new and a little bit different.

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