Sweetheart Shortcuts


Here’s a homemade Valentine’s Day treat that is make-ahead freezable, super cute, & very tasty.  Try Food52’s Linzer Cookies this weekend for Valentine’s Day (and lunch boxes or class parties the following week!).  These adorable window pane cookies feature your favorite raspberry jam for the filling.   (I humbly submit that our Red Raspberry Jam is an excellent contender here.)  I’ve added the Food52 recipe link to our new Recipe & Serving Ideas page.  Here you’ll find shortcuts for big taste using our jams (or any others you like).  Ideas run the gamut from appetizers to drinks & desserts.

One of my favorite shortcuts is dehydrating the Apple Pie Jam to make fruit leather.   (To extend the volume, I sometimes add equal parts applesauce which also reduces sweetness).  I make my fruit leather in a dehydrator, but can easily be done in a low temp oven.  They keep well without the commercial preservatives too (if well hidden from hungry kids).  Our new recipe page is an open forum that we will update over time, please add your favorite uses in the comments section.  Plan now & enjoy your shortcut treats this sweetheart weekend!


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