Christmas Jam Recipes

With less than 2 weeks to go until Christmas, I don’t know about you, but here at Single Variety Co we’re thinking about food and recipes, including festive ideas of how to use our chilli jams and fruit preserves. 

Whether you’re planning your food for Christmas Day, hosting a party over the festive season, or relaxing on the sofa watching Christmas specials on TV, we have compiled our top 5 jam recipe ideas for this Christmas. They are all quick, really simple to do and most importantly taste delicious!

mulled wine

1.    Blackberry Mulled Wine

It’s not Christmas without a warming glass of mulled wine to wash down your mince pie. Add a couple of dollops of King George Blackberry Preserve to mulled wine, warm, mix well and sieve before serving.


2.    Chilli Jam Cheeseboard

Our range of chilli jams taste delicious with cheese and so will work perfectly on any cheeseboard this Christmas. 

Nicola loves Anaheim Chilli Jam with Blackwoods Cheese Company Graceburn, which is a Persian Fetta that is much creamier than a traditional Greek feta. Izzy’s favourite is our Lemon Drop Chilli Jam with Taleggio, whilst I would go for Jalapeño Jam with Manchego.

crisps and chilli jam dip

3.    Crisps and Chilli Jam Dips

Make your dips more interesting by adding a spicy twist. Stir Anaheim Chilli Jam through guacamole, Jalapeño Jam through salsa and Orange Habanero Chilli Jam or Lemon Drop Chilli Jam through soured cream dip. Our chilli jams are also tasty when mixed into houmous.

jam tart

4.    Jam Tarts

Making jam tarts is a quick and delicious way to use up any leftover shortcrust pastry you have, which is perfect if you find yourself with some after you’ve made your mince pies. Use your favourite jam; I love Maravilla Raspberry Preserve in mine.

And if you fancy turning your jam tart into a speedy, tasty dessert, then make larger tarts using a tartlet tin. Top with some fresh fruit and serve with thick cream or ice cream for some added indulgence.

glazed gammon

5.    Orange Habanero Chilli Jam Glazed Ham

Our chilli jams are so versatile, and one way we love to use them is as a glaze on meat, and our Limited Edition Orange Habanero Chilli Jam is no exception. 

Once you’ve cooked your ham in water, preheat your oven to 200C (fan). Place your ham into a roasting tray and spread your chilli jam evenly over the ham. Cook in the oven for 30-40 minutes until caramelised.

I hope these recipes add a sweet, jammy twist to your Christmas.

Much jam love,

Kate x

Christmas Gift Boxes

My Christmas countdown officially started last week in our blog about our Limited Edition Orange Habanero Chilli Jam. So now it’s less than 4 weeks to go until Christmas I think it is appropriate to keep on with the Christmas theme with our Christmas gift boxes.

We have two gift boxes available this Christmas – a chilli jam gift box and a fruit preserve gift box - each containing a selection of three of our delicious products. We hope that you agree with us that they look beautiful and make the perfect gift for the food lover in your life. But they definitely don’t start out that way! 

All of our gift boxes arrive to us flat in components with the base, insert and lid all arriving separately ready to be made up. So, we have been busy little elves in the kitchen recently folding, filling, lidding and finally labelling the boxes. 

making gift boxes

And we’ve made up so many gift boxes this year that we’ve used every space in the kitchen to store them and get them ready to send out to you all!

If, like me, you have yet to start your Christmas shopping then our gift boxes are available to buy on our website. Or if you are at the Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham this weekend then come and find us at stand H10.


Much jam love,

Kate x