Jam, Preserve and Jelly Varieties
JAMS/PRESERVES $9.95-10.95 per jar unless otherwise noted + shipping
Apricot Riesling Classic tart, local apricots get a twist of sophistication from one of our own West Michigan Vineyards. Intrigue your taste buds with this specialty jam. I use Crane's Winery's award-winning 2017 Riesling, truly a special treat. Try a spoonful on your favorite breakfast bread or on your next. BBQ ribs. Right off the grill slather them with jam, use a butane torch and caramelize. You won't be disappointed. I love it on grilled pork chops too. Party favorite - petit baked beggars purses filled with brie and this delicious jam will be a sure to wow your guests!
Apple Bacon Jam - I can't say enough about my newest apple bacon jam. This jam has a rich flavor from smoky applewood bacon, sweet Michigan apples and is just 100% deliciousness. I first had it alongside a bone-in pork chop. This is a new item so I haven't tried it on too many things yet. Let me share what I've done with it so far. Taste it and you'll LOVE it too! I've tried it between to slices Seedy Salt bread, Jarlsberg cheese, homemade peanut butter. So good. I've also had it on a stuffed grilled burger with asiago cheese, a thick slice of heirloom tomato and a healthy dollop of the jam spread atop the cheese.
Crane's Pie Pantry Restaurant tops off their farm to table burger with it from time to time. This unique burger stuffed with big chunks of honey crisp apples, local goat cheese, and my bacon jam. Absolutely scrumptious!
A local chef has used it to compliment an espresso flan along with fresh berries and whipped cream. Decadent! This jam is $15 per jar.
Gettin' Figgy With It - Fresh California Mission figs, on a baked breakfast bread. I've added just the right amount of Jack Daniels bourbon to finish it! Another creation I put together with you in mind. Mission figs are in season here in Michigan for a short time and when they are, I use them or freeze them. This variety is so wonderful and so popular I always have a case or two on hand to sell.
* My guilty pleasure...fresh lightly toasted French baguette, prosciutto, creamy blue cheese and my own fig preserves.
Kumquat Orange Marmalade - A trio of thinly sliced kumquats, blood oranges, and Meyer lemons. A lovely spread that will bring back those childhood memories spent in Granny's kitchen, just as it does for me...Mimi back at the flats on Harsen's Island, in her tiny but always busy little kitchen. Uncompromised and for an extra wow, I added Grand Marnier! It's not only absolutely wonderful on a slice of warm homemade bread just out of the oven. Try a little on your favorite breakfast bread, it's so delicious on chicken. For your next brunch, it's another way to top your stuffed french toast. Wonderful! Drizzle over those amazing crepes you can whip up ahead of time. This jam is $14.95 per jar
Prickly Pear Jam – Straight from the Mojave Desert. This carefully prepared jam is a great addition to your favorite breakfast bread. Sweet from the cactus fruit,..Add the Prickly Pear to your best-loved spicy dish or on top of your favorite cheese and serve with crackers. Heat it up and use as a sauce over pork. My favorite, drizzled over crispy pork belly skewers. So amazing, I can't believe I thought of it!
Raspberry with organic Vanilla Bean – Raspberries are summer to me. My senses come alive the moment these amazing little berries begin to simmer. This variety is a true favorite all-around West MI. A great way to serve it, use lavishly a top of your favorite cheesecake, then garnish with a pint of fresh raspberries to finish it off. What a presentation! Chef Chris Ferris, owner, and chef at The Farmhouse Deli in Douglas, MI has used this variety to do just that! She recently paired it with brie over the chicken quesadillas. Enjoyed by all! You can find this one and many other favorite varieties on the shelf there at the deli. Be sure and browse the store for other local products while you pick up lunch! Sandy Point Beach House uses my Raspberry w/Organic Vanilla Bean on the breakfast menu. Chef drizzled this obsessively delicious preserve atop his Creme Anglaise French Toast. Make it a point to stop out and enjoy this sweet creation along with many of my jams, jellies, and marmalades that are featured on their cheeseboard. I change all the flavors from time to time to compliment the bread alongside your breakfast. Mmmmm! I exert myself daily turning ordinary things into "extraordinary" with every spoonful. Sweet, tart and oh so smooth, you'll want to eat it right out of the jar!
Strawberry – Large chunks of fresh strawberries. A family favorite for decades and just the right choice for all ages. Try this preserve on a bagel smeared with cream cheese. Everybody still loves it with peanut butter.
Strawberry Pomegranate – A novel flavor, both sweet and savory. Perfect compliment on a simple scone at your summer garden parties. I also make this variety with a little added fresh Italian basil from my herb garden and the taste is so refreshing. This strawberry variety has been such a hit at local shops and the 8th Street Market in Holland, MI on 8th St.
JELLIES $10.00 per jar unless otherwise noted+ shipping
Raspberry with Lemon Zest – Locally grown raspberries defines the refreshingly sweet taste of raspberries with a zesty taste of fresh Meyer lemons. “A mouthful of sunshine”! Yummy on anything. Gourmet PB & J at it's best.
Raspberry – Raspberries matched with the distinctive flavor of the Serrano pepper. “Where the sweet meets the heat”. So fabulous in so many ways. Try it on a sandwich with warm bakery bread and beef, chicken or pork. Crane's Pie Pantry, Restaurant, and Winery in Fennville, MI. use this variation on one of their top-selling sandwiches, the Spicy Italian Panini. Pick up a jar or two on your way out to try it at home.
Spiced Cider Jelly -Handpicked Empire and Honey Crisp apples from Cranes U-Pick blended with their fresh cider and spices make this a fall favorite. For a holiday teaser, try a dollop of jelly on a mini cream puff for a bite of pumpkin pie!*My breakfast favorite...piping hot coffee, a toasted English muffin, creamery butter, and my Spiced Cider Jelly, mmmmm it's like a piece of daddy's homemade apple pie!
A very interesting and so popular since I created this one in 2015... “Spicy Honey” is simple, yet unique. I fused local raw honey with just the right amount of Thai Chili and Chipotle Peppers, two of my favorites! This blend has a smoky flavor with a surprise kick at the end.
Try this drizzled over goat cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon and baked for 20 minutes or until your desired crispness. Finish your fresh salmon salad with it. I used baby spinach, arugula, and The Farmhouse Deli's house-smoked salmon, a medley of tomatoes, slivered red onion, bleu cheese crumbled over the top and of course my new Chipotle Honey.
All you will need is Creamy Sexy Blue and a crisp cracker! For those that love a little spice on their palate, this is a must-try. I used this honey on a pork tenderloin that I baked with all fresh local vegetables, drizzled with the honey and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving. Mmmmm it was so, so delicious.
Wild & Seedless Elderberry Preserves – Seasonal (summer) Organic berries and honey brought to you at the peak of ripeness. Two summer flavors captured in a jar. I'll have a very limited amount of this variety.
SEASONAL FAVORITES $10.00 per jar + shipping
Cherry Preserves-(Summer) - sweet-smelling and wholesome tasting summer Michigan cherries and a hint of lime combine to make this limited seasonal preserve. Cherry is a gourmet addition to any toast and as a grilled white meat condiment.
Peach with Honey – Crane's is my favorite place to find the best fruit. Local organic honey blended with the handpicked peaches from the orchard make this one everybody's summer favorite.
Concord Grape – (Jam - late Autumn-Winter) - one of only three North American fruits, the organic grapes I use are locally grown and hand-picked, some out of my own yard. Naturally delicious and full of anti-oxidants. Two varieties, the latest includes a hint of rosemary. The reviews have been amazing. Try either of these in your favorite meatball recipe, over a pot roast and of course so yummy on any breakfast pastry. For a best-loved childhood sandwich, just add peanut butter. The grape and rosemary variety is a welcome addition to your favorite beef stroganoff recipe!
Mimi's Tomato Preserves - as vintage as the family recipe that was passed down from my great grandmother's treasured recipe book. Nine - twelve varieties of heirloom tomatoes from my own garden make this one of a kind preserve. Vine-ripened and handpicked by me at the peak of freshness. All that makes this one up is a little Meyer lemon and organic cane sugar for another absolute "must-have" this season. $12.00 per jar