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5 Surprising Uses for Jam: Birchbox Test Kitchen

You miiiight have noticed by now that Birchbox staffers have an ever-so-slight obsession with food—from colorful veggies and delicious smoothies to festive cookies and fun cocktails. That’s why we’ve enlisted our in-house kitchen geek Nicole to share her cooking tips every week: seasonal ingredients, nifty tools, and must-try recipes. 

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I’ve had my culinary eye on jam for quite some time. But like many home cooks out there, I typically use it for its tried-and-true purposes—here’s looking at you, PB & J—and haven’t experimented with it as much as I would like. Preserves have long been the honored and traditional accompaniment to baked goods, but what else can you do with them?

The answer is, everything! Sarabeth’s legendary spreadable fruit option is award-winning, pectin-free, and comes in four delicious flavors. But the best part? It recently landed in the Birchbox Home & Food Shop—which gave me the perfect opportunity to gather some recipes up to finally try my hand at crafting delicious dishes using jam and preserves. Here are five fun ways that you can use a spreadable fruit medley at home:

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