Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week, we have 18 delicious recipes for cooking and baking with preserves including jellies, jams, marmalades, confitures, spreads and all things delicious you can get from a colourful jar.

18 Recipes For Cooking With Preserves | Food Bloggers of Canada

When it comes to fruits and veggies, summer's plentifulness is one of the most exciting things for food lovers, especially for those who plant their own plot.

At times, however, such abundance can get overwhelming. No one wants to throw out beautiful cucumbers, strawberries or tomatoes because there's not enough room in the fridge! Luckily, that's what food preservation is for.

Before being the indulgent product that it is now, jam was a basic concoction made mostly with honey during times of abundance to preserve food and protect against any periods of scarcity that might hit. Maybe not exactly the same reason why we make marmalades nowadays, but the essence of the act is almost the same. Namely, we want to make our bounty last for as long as possible so that when temperatures drop from two digits to one and we start yearning for summer flavours, all we have to do is open a jar and make something delicious with its content.

Besides infusing desserts with colour, perfume, and sweetness, preserves can create sweet-salty to-die-for pairings for savoury dishes. Explore more uses of jam, jellies, marmalades, and compotes by indulging the eyes with the heavenly recipes that 18 FBC members shared with us.

Cooking and Baking With Preserves

By Food Bloggers of Canada

  • Cream Puffs with Coffee Infused Whipped Cream and Raspberry Sauce

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Sometimes in the middle of winter and all the delicious comfort food, you just want something that is light and fluffy and reminds you of warm summer days.  Enter. . . the humble cream puff. Filled with delicious jam, these [Cream Puffs with Coffee Infused Whipped Cream and Raspberry Sauce](http://www.shiftingroots.com/cream-puffs-with-coffee-whipped-cream-and-raspberry-sauce/) are to die for. From **Shifting Roots.**

  • Homemade Sour Cherry Whole Wheat Pop Tarts

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    [Homemade Sour Cherry Whole Wheat Pop Tarts](https://www.sugarlovespices.com/homemade-sour-cherry-whole-wheat-pop-tarts/) bring back a childhood favorite this time with a healthy spin that doesn't sacrifice flavour or texture. A flaky pocket filled with jammy goodness. From **Sugar Love Spices**.

  • Peanut Butter, Jam, and Chocolate Tart

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    The classic PB&J + C! This [Peanut Butter, Jam, and Chocolate Tart](http://www.mykitchenlove.com/peanut-butter-jam-chocolate-tart/) is as good as it sounds. Promise! From **My Kitchen Love**.

  • Lemon Strawberry Jam Tarts

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    These [Lemon Strawberry Jam Tarts](https://insearchofyummyness.com/lemon-strawberry-jam-tarts/) are super simple to put together. Literally, all you have to do is bake the shells, let them cool, fill them with jam and stick them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. From **In Search of Yummyness**.

  • Glutenfree Linzer cookies

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Switch the whole wheat flour in your usual Linzer cookies recipe for a gluten-free one and you'll get these gorgeous [Glutenfree Linzer cookies](http://www.cookingsutra.com/glutenfree-linzer-cookies-for-team-canada/). Fill them with apricot jam and you'll have a little taste of heaven. From **Cooking Sutra**.

  • Peanut Butter + Jam Sweet Rolls

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    These [Peanut Butter & Jam Sweet Rolls](https://leelalicious.com/peanut-butter-jam-sweet-rolls/) combine the comfort of a special weekend breakfast with the flavors of weekday PB&J sandwiches. From **Leelalicious**.

  • Warm Olives with Orange Marmalade, Thyme, & Garlic

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    In this [Warm Olives with Orange Marmalade, Thyme, & Garlic](http://yummybeet.com/warm-marinated-olives-with-orange-marmalade-thyme-garlic/) recipe, mixed-sized olives are gently heated and have a hint of orange that permeates each and every bite. Intensely savoury, salty, gently sweet-meets-hot and citrusy. From **Yummy Beet**.

  • Seville Orange & Vanilla Pop Tarts

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Seville Oranges are quite bitter but they make the best orange marmalade. This is why they are perfect for these adult-friendly [Seville Orange & Vanilla Pop Tarts](https://www.slicedginger.com/home/2018/3/2/seville-orange-vanilla-pop-tarts). From **Sliced Ginger**.

  • Crostata Di Marmellata (Jam Tart)

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This [Crostata di Marmellata](https://www.lisaposatska.com/blog/crostata-di-marmellata-jam-tart)'s elegance does not come from perfection, but rather from its blemishes: the oozing jam, creating a jewel-like sheen; the uneven lattice, reminiscent of the baker; the crumbly pastry, unpretentiously soft. From** Lisa Posatska**.

  • Cranberry-Orange Chia Seed Linzer Cookies

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    These [Cranberry-Orange Chia Seed Linzer Cookies](http://www.sneakymommies.com/sneaky-mommies/) are festive, taste yummy and are a huge hit with all the little (and big) hands that get to taste them. From **Sneaky Mommies**.

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