Bourbon Jam

How to Make Your Own Bourbon Jam for a Sweet Treat

The first time I heard about Bourbon jam, I actually thought it was an alcoholic beverage! But in reality, it’s actually a delicious jam made with bourbon whiskey that makes the perfect topping for sweet shortcake rolls. There is nothing quite like the unique flavor of bourbon jam. This sweet treat has a deep, smoky flavor that is sure to tantalize your taste buds and make your mouth water. Best of all, it’s easy to make! Here’s how you can whip up your own batch at home.

How to Make Bourbon Jam

Bourbon Jam

Gathering Your Ingredients

For one big jar of bourbon jam, you’ll need:

  • One cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ¾ cup of light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of Bourbon whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg

How to Make Bourbon Jam at Home

Once you have all your ingredients together, it is time to get started on making your jam! Begin by combining the blueberries and brown sugar in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Cook for about five minutes or until the mixture begins to thicken slightly.

Then add in the Bourbon whiskey, lemon juice, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir everything together until combined and cook for an additional three minutes over low heat.

Once everything is combined into a thick syrup consistency, remove from heat and let cool completely before transferring it into an airtight container for storage. Your bourbon jam is now ready to enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Bourbon jam goes great with many different dishes but some favorites include spreading it onto toast, pancakes or scones for breakfast or stirring it into yogurt or ice cream as a dessert topping.

You could also incorporate it into sauces or dressings for salad or meat dishes as well. But then, it should be thinner than the jarred version. To do this, just add a bit of water until you reach your desired consistency, then taste with salt and pepper as necessary.

But the most popular way to enjoy your homemade bourbon jam is by serving it on top of sweet shortcake rolls. Simply spread a generous helping onto freshly-baked rolls for an extra special treat!

The Editor’s Note

When I made bourbon jam at home, I always added a splash of orange zest to the mixture. It adds a nice citrusy note and gives the jam a bit of brightness. You can also experiment with different types of whiskey (Bourbon, Scotch, or any type you like!) to find the flavor profile that suits you best. Enjoy your homemade bourbon jam!

So, if you just happen to have some extra Bourbon on hand, why not give this delicious jam a try? You won’t regret it!

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