Cranberry Whiskey, Prosciutto and Brie Grilled Cheese

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If your mouth is already watering, it’s totally fine, that’s exactly what happened to us when we thought of this recipe! There’s lots of holiday food recipes with leftovers swirling around, but what about with your left over jam? Maybe you have some Cranberry Whiskey jam left over after Thanksgiving or Christmas?

We’ve got a grilled cheese that will keep you in the holiday spirit! Grab your favorite bread, Cranberry Whiskey jam, brie, and prosciutto and lets get grilling!

Cranberry Whiskey, Prosciutto and Brie Grilled Cheese

Ingredients for 1 sandwich

  • sourdough bread

  • 3 TB Cranberry Whiskey Jam

  • 2 or more slices of brie cheese

  • 3 slices of prosciutto

  • butter or olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet on medium.

  2. Butter the outside pieces of sourdough bread.

  3. To build sandwich spread jam on one slice and top with brie and prosciutto. Close sandwich up.

  4. Place bread butter side down onto cast iron skillet and cover. Cover and cook about 5-8 minutes on each side, butter side down, checking often. Remember to re-cover in between checks! That helps the cheese to melt. 

  5. Enjoy!


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Spiced Apple Cocktail

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The evenings are starting to cool down and remind us of sweet sweet fall weather. So we had to make a cocktail that would warm you up and fit the season! We combined our season jam Spiced Apple, apple cider, and bourbon to make this cozy cocktail perfect for Thanksgiving or any holiday party!

Spiced Apple Cocktail

Makes one 9 oz drink

Ingredients
1 oz bourbon
• 2TB Spiced Apple jam
• 3oz apple cider
• 3oz sparkling water

1. Shake bourbon, Spiced Apple jam, and apple cider with ice in a mason jar with a lid.

2. Add ice to you cup, pour in cocktail, and top with sparkling water.

3. Garnish your drink with apple and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!

Cranberry Whiskey, Almond + Mint Goat Cheese Balls

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You loved our Everything Bagel Goat Cheese Balls, so we just had to give you a holiday version just in time for Thanksgiving! And dare we say we might even like these more?! We mixed goat cheese and our Cranberry Whiskey Jam, rolled them into golfball sized balls and rolled them in almonds, cranberries, and mint. Easy and decadent!

Read below for the full recipe!

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Cranberry Whiskey, Almond + Mint Goat Cheese Balls

Ingredients
• Large goat cheese log, softened on counter
Cranberry Whiskey Jam
• Sliced Almonds
• Dried Cranberries
• Fresh mint leaves, diced
• Crackers

1. Allow goat cheese to soften on counter. In a bowl, mix half a jar of Cranberry Whiskey Jam into the goat cheese. Stir until completely mixed.

2. Refrigerate mixture for 15 minutes or until the cheese is firm enough to mold the cheese balls.

3. Roll cheese balls to about 1.5 - 2 inches big. Then roll each ball in the almonds, cranberries, and diced mint. (Pro tip: We did not do this, but realized that it would have been easier to dice up the almonds and cranberries as well, so the toppings would stick better!)

4. Place goat cheese balls on the platter you plan to serve on, and refrigerate until ready to serve! Enjoy!


What are your favorite go-to appetizers? We’d love to hear. And as always, if you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco.

Truffle Oil Parsnip Fries with Smoked Tomato

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We’re always looking for more ways to incorporate veggies into our meals, and veggie fries are the most fun way! We went with parsnips because they’re slightly sweet, like carrots, but also more savory like potatoes. We used truffle oil to bake the fries (YUM) and our Smoked Tomato jam for dipping. This is such a simple side dish with elevated flavors that you could add this to almost any meal!

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Truffle Oil Parsnip Fries with Smoked Tomato Jam

Serves 2

Ingredients

• 1lb parsnips
• truffle oil
• olive oil
Smoked Tomato jam
• sea salt
• rosemary

1. Preheat your oven to 425º. Slice up your parsnips and toss in a blend of olive oil and truffle oil.

2. Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt and rosemary.

3. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

4. Warm up Smoked Tomato jam for dipping in a small pot or in the microwave.

5. Enjoy!


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!

Cheese Please: Brie with Cranberry Whiskey Jam, Pecans, and Bacon

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We couldn’t kick off launching Cranberry Whiskey jam without including a recipe involving cheese. For us, Cranberry Whiskey jam fully ushers in the good feelings about the holidays, family, and delicious cozy food. This appetizer or evening nosh with wine is the perfect way to start off your November right this weekend.

We topped a wheel of Brie with jam, fried up some bacon and crumbled it over the top, and added some rosemary and pecans. YUM it was like fall and winter in one bite! Did we mention it’s super easy and fast to make?

As most of you know, Cranberry Whiskey is our beloved holiday jam featuring cranberries, whiskey, and spicy cloves. So that means it has the perfect balance of tart, sweet, and spiced goodness. Cranberry Whiskey jam pairs well basically everything holiday oriented! We’re talking turkey, ham, biscuits, cheese logs, leftover turkey sandwiches, cocktails, and the list goes on! You can still pre-order Cranberry Whiskey jam until Sunday, OR catch us at the Saturday Morning Market and Indie Street Market on Saturday in Saint Pete!

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Brie with Cranberry Whiskey Jam, Pecans, and Bacon

Serves 6

Ingredients
• wheel of Brie cheese

Cranberry Whiskey jam

• a few strips of bacon

• pecans

• fresh rosemary separated from the stem

• crackers

1. Heat up your cast iron skillet and fry up your bacon to the crunchy level you desire.

2. Place the wheel of brie on whatever serving platter you will use, and place a few heaping spoonfuls of Cranberry Whiskey on top.

3. Next, crumble the bacon into bits and sprinkle onto the jam.

4. Top it off with pecans and fresh rosemary.

5. Add some crackers and a cheese knife and enjoy!


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!

Urban Tips: Blueberry Lavender Dessert Cups

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Our sweet tooth has been really nagging us this week. Maybe it’s the pre-Halloween candy cravings! Either way, a dessert had to be made. If you’re anything like us, you’ve got lots of empty or almost empty jam jars lying around. Instead of just tossing them, reuse them! They are great vessels for all kinds of knick knacks, snacks, dried foods, etc. But we love them for perfectly portioned desserts!

We layered our jars with mascarpone cheese, Blueberry Lavender jam, graham cracker crumbles, and berries! It’s a wonderful balance of rich and creamy, and sweet, but not too sweet. Make a bunch to last the week and store in the fridge or just make one to enjoy tonight!

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Blueberry Lavender Dessert Cups

Serves 2

Ingredients:

• 8 oz tub Mascarpone cheese

• jar of Blueberry Lavender jam

• 1 sleeve of graham crackers crumbled

• berries for topping

Instructions:

1. Spread 2 TB of mascarpone cheese into the bottom of your jar.

2. Next, spread 2 TB of Blueberry Lavender jam on top of cheese.

3. Sprinkle a layer of graham cracker crumbles.

4. Repeat this later until you reach the top of your jar.

5. Top it off with fresh berries and enjoy!


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!

Caramel Apple Cold Brew Icee

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It’s National Coffee Day*, and we’re feeling ALL the cold brew coffee vibes (because it’s still way hot here)! We’ve partnered up with our local cold brew friends, Made Coffee this weekend to share a super easy, and delicious treat using nitro cold brew coffee and jam!

Yup, coffee and jam work SO well together! And because our A/C was out today and we’re feeling sluggish we created a Caramel Apple Cold Brew Icee. It was so good and cold, and just what we needed to keep us going. In this recipe we feature Made Coffee’s traditional cold brew, however any of their cold brew coffees will work! We also used our Caramel Apple jam.

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Caramel Apple Cold Brew Icee

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

• 8 oz ice
• 8 oz Made Coffee Cold Brew
• 1 oz cream
• 3 TB Caramel Apple Jam

Directions:

1. Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth.

2. Enjoy!

*If you can’t get enough of National Coffee day, head over to our Instagram where you can enter to win a basket of goodies from us and Made Coffee this weekend!


If you've had a chance to use our preserves in a dish or want to share a canning recipe with us use hashtag #theurbancanningco and find us on Instagram @theurbancanningco. To see a list of our markets and events head over to our Market's + Events page or Shop Online! Cheers!


Three Easy Salad Dressings

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We eat salads almost every day. It can get quite boring if you aren’t getting creative. Fortunately, we have all kinds of preserves to spice things up. Switching up your proteins, veggies, and fats in a salad are all helpful in fighting salad fatigue, but one of the easiest ways is salad dressing!

Did you know you can use pickle brine, jam, and mustards in your dressings? It’s our favorite way to experiment with new flavors! We created 3 dressings for you today: Ginger Beet Dressing feat. Ginger Beets brine, Strawberry Balsamic Dressing feat. Peppered Strawberry Jam , and Sweet German Dressing feat. Sweet German mustard. All of these dressings have 3 to 4 ingredients and are so tasty you’ll be whipping some up every day!

For all dressings:


• 4 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil

• 2 TB specified vinegar

• 1 TB of specified other ingredient

Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

Mix together EVOO, Balsamic vinegar and Peppered Strawberry jam in a mason jar. Shake until mixed and serve.

This would be delicious on a salad with fresh fruit, feta cheese, and walnuts!

Sweet German Dressing

Mix together EVOO, Red Wine Vinegar, and Sweet German beer mustard in a mason jar. Shake until mixed and serve.

This would be delicious on a salad with steak, green olives, fresh tomatoes, and sharp cheese!

Ginger Beet Dressing

Mix together EVOO, Red Wine Vinegar, and Ginger Beet brine in a mason jar. Shake until mixed and serve.

This would be delicious on a salad with grilled chicken, goat cheese, walnuts, and some extra Ginger Beets on top!