Eggplant Cinnamon Jam

Flavor Profile

Won 1st place in the South Florida Fair's 2020 culinary competition

Tastes like a fig Christmas cookie with its sweet, rich, and nutty flavor. This intoxicatingly fragrant conserve is filled with tiny, crunchy seeds.

Saturated Fat-Free, Cholesterol-Free, & Sodium-Free

Pairs well with Chianti Riserva, Chinon, Merlot, Port, Sherry, Syrah, Zinfandel, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Assyrtiko, Frappato, Nerello Mascalese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Negroamaro, Copertino, Primitivo, Mourvèdre, Bandol, Sangiovese-based red, southern French rosé, or Spanish rosado

Suggestions for Uses

  • Serve over pancakes, crepes, or French toast

  • Use it to top chocolate desserts (also good with pomegranate molasses on top)

  • Spread it on a savory turkey sandwich

  • Eat with cheese and crackers

  • Use it as a dip for warm pita bread or with crusty bread and wine

  • It can be used as a condiment for skewered lamb or chicken or to dress up a good burger

  • It's also good as a base for a flatbread pizza with fontina, brie, or soft spreadable goat cheese

  • Serve it as part of a summer dinner composed entirely of bowls of appetizers, dips, olives, salads, and, well-chilled wine. Put everything in bowls and let guests help themselves

  • Coat lamb or chicken with this jam in a tagine

  • Try it on toasted sourdough for dinner, with goats cheese and a drizzle of pomegranate molasses

  • Serve with roast pork or as a condiment alongside another roasted meat dish

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