Grab a jar of jam, marinade and grill sauce

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I have not made many jams (so far) this year. One reason is that a change was requested, instead of jam, could I make jelly? Absolutely, raspberry and blackberry seeds can be annoying......

When I went to check up on my stock of jelly jars, I did notice that I have some jam left from last year, which was surprising as we eat a lot of jam, on toast, or sandwiches, every day.

I have used jam in my cooking, this quick bread and this entree, come to mind. Years ago I also made a very easy (and delicious!) ice cream with jam, buttermilk, and cream, it was very good. Then I thought why not make a marinade and grill sauce, so we did...

Turn your homemade jam into a grilling sauce.
Turn homemade jam into a grilling sauce!

Fruity Marinade and Grill Sauce
by the seat of my pants!
makes about 1 quart

1-pint jar of jam, any flavor
1 14-16 oz can of diced tomatoes - do not drain
1/4 cup Quick Pickled Onions, with the brine/juice

Bring the tomatoes and onions to a boil, add jam, cover and remove from heat. Let stand until room temperature.


Decant to a storage container.

Use as a marinade and/or grilling sauce.


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  1. Sounds great! We have a lot of jam and gave up eating toast, English muffins, etc. so this would be a great way to use up unopened jars!

  2. I would call this barbecue sauce. It has the basics--tomatoey, sweet, vinegary. It sounds delicious. Great idea; you are so creative. --Rocquie

  3. What a cool idea. I would have never thought of this. We are always looking for new grilling sauces, and tis looks easy and tasty.

  4. Very nice idea, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop,.

  5. Great idea! I have a few extra jars in the pantry, I'll have to give it a try! So glad you shared your post on Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop. As one of the co-hosts I will be featuring your post tomorrow! Please come back and share again!
    - Nancy On The Home Front


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