Eggplant Cinnamon Jam

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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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