10 Reasons to Spread Your Bread with Savory Jams and Jellies

Spiced Beer Jelly
Ditch the sweet stuff—these savory jams and jellies will be your new go-to for snacking, appetizers, and even your morning toast! Whether you're a fan of super spicy pepper jelly or fresh-from-the-garden tomato jam, these recipes will prove that savory can be better than sweet.

Rosemary-Tomato Jam

If you want to showcase ingredients from your garden, this savory jam has your name written all over it! The combo of fresh rosemary and ripe red tomatoes is perfect for spreading across grilled Halloumi cheese or making a plain grilled cheese sandwich taste like a gourmet meal.

Golden Salsa Jam

Spicy salsa lovers will flip for this pretty gold jam. Yellow tomatoes give this recipe its namesake color, while tossing in a couple jalapeno chile peppers adds a just-right amount of heat. Try it on crostini, or spread across mini cornmeal cakes.

Jalapeno Jelly

Watch out—this jelly is hot, hot, hot! Loaded with fresh jalapenos and poblano chile peppers, this spicy jelly truly shines when spread on crackers for a quick snack or appetizer.

Cowboy Bacon-Shallot Jam

Everything is better with bacon, and this jam proves it. It's packed with rich bacon, plus a generous drizzle of maple syrup and a dash of ancho chile pepper. Slather this savory jam on a piece of toast, and your morning is already off to a great start.

Carrot-Fennel-Fig Chutney

This savory chutney has a healthy dose of veggies thanks to chopped carrots and fennel. Make your next party complete by including this recipe on your appetizer table alongside crostini and cheese.

Succotash Jam

Take full advantage of surplus summer corn and zucchini by transforming them into this succotash-inspired jam. Whip up a quick appetizer by smearing this veggie-filled recipe across crostini or crackers.

Roasted Garlic and Sweet Onion Jam

Garlic lovers, this is the jam for you! Roasted garlic forms the base of this recipe, while sweet onions and chopped apples help balance out the flavor. Kick your next pizza night up a notch by spreading this jam across flatbread.

Bloody Mary Jam

Enjoy your favorite brunch cocktail as a jam! Don't worry, even as a jam this recipe still has a slight boozy twist thanks to a splash of vodka. To take this recipe from brunch to dinner, try using it as a sauce for grilled chicken wings. 

Tomato-Basil Jam

If you're tired of making salsa and looking for another way to use up fresh tomatoes, this jam is the way to go! You need only five ingredients and less than an hour to churn out a batch. When it's done, try making a mini caprese sandwich with crostini, mozzarella, and this tomato-basil jam.

Spiced Beer Jelly

Yes, this jelly actually has beer in it! Cinnamon sticks, apple cider, and plenty of wheat beer help this recipe stand out from all the rest. Take a break from bread and try spooning this jelly over steaks and pork chops at your next backyard barbecue.

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