If you haven't had time to make your own jam, you can still enjoy the fruits of the season with Smucker's Orchard's Finest Preserves new blends. They're free of artificial colors or preservatives; all you get is real fruit sweetened with sugar. And from now until December 10, Smucker's is holding their third annual "Spreading Smucker's Traditions" recipe contest, where you could win $20,000 for a fabulous family reunion! Share your original, two-generations-or-more recipe that uses Smucker's jam, jelly, preserves, or fruit butter, along with an essay about how your recipe makes family celebrations special. Just think: Your grandmother's classic cookie, cake, or dessert could win!
Our team recently enjoyed samples of Smucker's newest flavors, introduced in stores this fall; I've paired them here with some of our favorite DL recipes for fun and inspiration.
Pacific Mountain Strawberry Preserves, ideal for the sweet surprise in our PB&J muffins.
Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves, a nice pick for our Hazelnut Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies.
Northwoods Blueberry Preserves -- just right to top our Lemon Pot de Creme.
Northwest Triple Berry Preserves, featuring Oregon's best; perfect for our Raspberry Cream Cheese Pie.
Coastal Valley Peach Apricot Preserves; try it in our recipe for Apricot-Glazed Chicken.
Fall Harvest Cinnamon Apple Preserves, which I think would taste great in our Better PB&J with Banana.