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!


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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.

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!

Cheese Pairings: Aged Cheddar + Peach Maple Bourbon

We're big believers in treating yourself all week with little acts of self love. For us today, it's cheese and jam (and a little wine). Wine and cheese nights don't have to be on the weekends, but we like the option to sleep in! This simple moment of bliss takes only about 5 minutes in the kitchen, so grab your partner, your friends, or your fuzzy pal.

Pick up some Kerrygold Aged Cheddar cheese, and pulled your Peach Maple Bourbon jam out of the fridge. Top your favorite crackers with this combo and you're set for an evening of Netflix binging. Don't worry, you'll make a "real" dinner tomorrow!


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!

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Maple Bourbon + Mustard glaze

BBQ season is in full swing and we wanted to create a recipe that tastes like you've been cooking for hours, when it's been more like 30 minutes! Our summer seasonal Peach Maple Bourbon jam makes an entrance here, with our long time fan favorite Spicy Stout beer mustard.

We bet you can see where this is going, but when you combine our sweet, booze peach jam with our sweet and spicy beer mustard, your taste buds explode a little from the deliciousness. All this recipe requires you to do is grill some chops, make the glaze, and brush it on. Voilá! You're officially a grillmaster.


Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Maple Bourbon + Mustard Glaze

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Rub pork chops with olive oil, salt, and smoked paprika.
  2. Grill for 6 minutes on each side.
  3. Mix 1/2 cup Spicy Stout mustard and 1/4 cup Peach Maple Bourbon jam in a saucepan and heat up.
  4. Glaze the mixture over pork chops.
  5. Enjoy & happy grilling!

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!

 

Toast Tuesday: Blackberry Pistachio Toast feat. June's Jam of the Month

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Some may call us a tease, but we just don't want you to miss out! So yes, this weeks Toast Tuesday features our blackberry jam being sent only to Jam of the Month members. We're not revealing the flavor quite yet, but you can be sure it's mouthwatering as it's inspired by our day on the farm and slow southern living. We paired our jam up with slightly tangy whipped cream cheese and topped it with pistachios for some extra texture and butteriness. It's so easy but feels so fancy; you'll start the day off feeling fine!

Jam of the Month members be on the lookout for your box in a couple of weeks, and plan on making this toast! If you aren't a member, but want to join and make sure you get this blackberry jam, you can click here to sign up. Cut offs for June's box is the 13th, so don't miss it!

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To create 1 piece of toast you'll need:

  • 1 slice of multi-grain bread
  • 2 Tb olive oil (unless you just want to toast your bread in an oven)
  • 1 Tb whipped cream cheese
  • 1 Tb June's Jam of the Month 
  • Handful of chopped pistachios

A cast iron skillet or a toaster

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your cast iron skillet on medium.
  2. After the skillet is heated up add olive oil, then fry the bread on both sides. This takes about 3-5 minutes per side. You could also just toast it in the oven or toaster!
  3. On your toast layer whipped cream cheese, June's Jam of the Month and chopped pistachios.
  4. Enjoy!

We wanna see your toast creations! Tag us in your toast pics with #urbancanningco or @theurbancanningco and we might repost you! 


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!

Toast Tuesday! French Toast w/ Whipped Cream + Jam

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Hand made whipped cream is basically the most delicious thing you'll ever taste in your life and I'm only being mildly dramatic. One of the things I didn't know until today (when I talked our lady Jamie into making some for us) is just how much better it is than pre-made whipped cream! Jamie only used a bowl and a whisk to whip it up and watching the cream transform was straight magic! It tastes oh so good with jam on top of french toast! French toast always seemed like something that required a lot of time to make, but we ended up frying up 5 pieces and whipped the cream all in about 10 minutes! Find the recipe below!

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To create 1 piece of toast you'll need:

For the whipped cream you need:

  • 3 Cups of heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 Ts Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups powdered sugar

You'll need a whisk, a bowl and a cast iron skillet.

Instructions:

  1. First, to make the home made whipped cream all you need to do is add the heavy cream, vanilla extract and powdered sugar into a medium sized mixing bowl and begin to whisk it aggressively! It takes about 10 minutes or so to whisk it into whipped cream! You can also use a hand held mixer or stand up mixer, but honestly just a whisk and a bowl and a little elbow grease will do! This recipe will make about a quart of whipped cream!
  2. Next preheat your cast iron skillet and make sure it's seasoned well. If not add a little bit of olive oil to it! Make sure it doesn't get too hot!
  3. In a mixing bowl add egg, brown sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Whisk together! 
  4. Next add the slice of bread and let it soak in the egg mixture.
  5. Add the eggy toast to your skillet and fry for about 3-5 minutes until each side is brown! 
  6. Top with whipped cream and your choice of jam! We used Strawberry Balsamic + Cracked Pepper and Blueberry Lavender Vanilla!
  7. Enjoy!
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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!