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posted: 8/7/2014 5:30 AM

Jams increasingly strutting their savory side

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  • The demand continues to grow for savory jams like, clockwise from top, Skillet Bacon Spread original bacon spread, Taste of Inspirations mango pepper jelly, The Prairie Gypsies red hot lover jam, Wozz Kitchen Creations triple ale onion jam and Terrapin Ridge Farms balsamic garlic and herb jam.

      The demand continues to grow for savory jams like, clockwise from top, Skillet Bacon Spread original bacon spread, Taste of Inspirations mango pepper jelly, The Prairie Gypsies red hot lover jam, Wozz Kitchen Creations triple ale onion jam and Terrapin Ridge Farms balsamic garlic and herb jam.
    Associated Press

  • Savory jams, like Terrapin Ridge Farms balsamic garlic and herb jam, from left, Wozz Kitchen Creations triple ale onion jam, The Prairie Gypsies red hot lover jam, Taste of Inspirations mango pepper jelly, and Skillet Bacon Spread original bacon spread go well with cheese plates.

      Savory jams, like Terrapin Ridge Farms balsamic garlic and herb jam, from left, Wozz Kitchen Creations triple ale onion jam, The Prairie Gypsies red hot lover jam, Taste of Inspirations mango pepper jelly, and Skillet Bacon Spread original bacon spread go well with cheese plates.
    Associated Press

  • The demand continues to grow for savory jams like, clockwise from top, Skillet Bacon Spread original bacon spread, Taste of Inspirations mango pepper jelly, The Prairie Gypsies red hot lover jam, Wozz Kitchen Creations triple ale onion jam and Terrapin Ridge Farms balsamic garlic and herb jam.

      The demand continues to grow for savory jams like, clockwise from top, Skillet Bacon Spread original bacon spread, Taste of Inspirations mango pepper jelly, The Prairie Gypsies red hot lover jam, Wozz Kitchen Creations triple ale onion jam and Terrapin Ridge Farms balsamic garlic and herb jam.
    Associated Press

 
By MICHELE KAYAL
Associated Press

Bacon jam may coast on its key attraction -- that would be the bacon -- but the idea of savory jam has been around for ages. hot pepper jam has long been a southern staple, topping slabs of cream cheese at cocktail parties and luncheons. but today, chefs, gourmet food companies and home canners are taking savory ingredients to the next level, turning everything from garlic and onions to carrots and saffron into sweet condiments.

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