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Marionberry Marshmallow Smores
September 10, 2014 – 9:54 am | No Comment

Marionberry Marshmalows-5We know that a good jam is great to use for so much more than just your average PB&J. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to use jams, and experimenting with desserts is one of our favorites. S’mores are a summertime essential, and adding a twist of fruit flavor seemed like the perfection combination.

In the Pacific Northwest, marionberries are a thriving business. Oregon Growers & Shippers 100% natural Marionberry Jam is a great source of this local favorite. With simple ingredients and simple preparation, we let the berry take center stage, which makes it the perfect addition to this recipe.

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To update this classic campfire staple, we started by melting our Marionberry Jam into the marshmallows. After we had our marionberry marshmallows completed, we paired it with dark chocolate and graham crackers, and topped it off with a layer of marionberry jam for an extra burst of flavor.

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Marionberry Marshmallow Smores

Marionberry Marshmallows
1 cup cold water
3 envelopes plain gelatin powder
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Oregon Growers Marionberry Jam
1/3 cup powdered sugar

Add 1/2 cup of water to the bowl of your standing mixer, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and set aside.

Combine the remaining 1/2 cup of water, granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.

Increase heat to a moderate boil and let it boil for 12 minutes (or your digital thermometer registers at 240 degrees) without stirring.

Turn on your standing mixer to low. Remove pan from the heat and carefully pour sugar mixture over gelatin mixture and add Marionberry Jam. Increase the speed to high and beat for 6 minutes.

Lightly oil a 8×8 square metal pan. Sprinkle powdered sugar generously into the pan. Pour the marshmallow cream over top. Sprinkle some more powdered sugar over top and place in your refrigerator for at least 5 hours up to overnight.

Sprinkle the cutting board with powdered sugar. Run a knife around the edges of the pan and invert pan onto a cutting board. Once you have a corner up, use your knife and fingers to gently loosen the marshmallows from the pan. Using a large, sharp knife, cut the marshmallows into 1-inch strips. Roll the strips in the powdered sugar and cut the strips into 1-inch pieces. This is going to be sticky. The powdered sugar helps, if you find the strips becoming too sticky, add more powdered sugar.

Marionberry Marshmallow Smores
makes 1
1 graham cracker, split in half
1 Marionberry Marshmallow
1 teaspoon Marionberry Jam
2 oz dark chocolate

Spread jam over one half of the graham cracker. Place dark chocolate over the other half of the graham cracker. Set aside.

Place Marionberry Marshmallow on a wooden skewer. Using a kitchen hand torch (or on a stick using outside fire pit), roast the marshmallow until golden brown. Slide the roasted marshmallow onto the chocolate graham cracker and top with the jam graham
cracker. Eat immediately.

Strawberry Jam + Gin Cocktail
August 21, 2014 – 11:03 am | No Comment
Strawberry Jam + Gin Cocktail

Jam is a great ingredient to add into your cocktails, the natural sweetness and flavor from the fruit is a great balance to the alcohol. It is a great way to incorporate fresh summer flavors …

Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake
August 13, 2014 – 1:53 pm | No Comment
Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake

We took our popular Red Raspberry Jam combined it with peanut butter, a little vanilla ice cream and a big splash of milk to create a rich, creamy, delicious milkshake. Everything we love about the …

Bacon & Kalamata Olive Pizza with Honey Sea Salt Crust
July 23, 2014 – 11:36 am | No Comment
Bacon & Kalamata Olive Pizza with Honey Sea Salt Crust

A few weeks ago we visited Oven and Shaker in the Pearl District, one of our favorite Portland stops for pizza and beer. One of the stand out menu items for us is their Spicy Salami pizza. They drizzle honey on the crust, and it is the perfect balance of spicy and sweet.

New Pendleton BBQ Sauce Flavors Just In Time for Summer
June 11, 2014 – 1:10 pm | No Comment
New Pendleton BBQ Sauce Flavors Just In Time for Summer

 
We are so thrilled to announce, in our continuing partnership with Hood River Distillers, two new Pendleton® barbecue sauce flavors: The Hot + Spicy and Brown Sugar + Molasses.
The new flavors will join the Original …

BBQ Ribs with Honey + Whisky
June 5, 2014 – 6:12 pm | No Comment
BBQ Ribs with Honey + Whisky

When you combine Pendleton Mesquite BBQ Sauce with Oregon Growers Northwest Wildflower Honey and a little Pendleton Whisky, the flavor is smoky, smooth, slightly sweet and absolutely perfect. For this recipe, we used the oven, …

Black Cherry Meringue Cookies
May 20, 2014 – 12:51 pm | No Comment
Black Cherry Meringue Cookies

We recently held a contest on our Facebook page where people submitted their favorite recipes incorporating jam or fruit butter. Homemade pop-tarts, peanut butter and jelly cookie sandwiches and glazed chicken were among the entries that …

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Whisky-Peach Cocktail
April 29, 2014 – 3:35 pm | No Comment
Whisky-Peach Cocktail

With summer right around the corner, we are always on the lookout for new cocktails to add to our arsenal of summer entertaining. This whisky peach cocktail is simple and quick, and its versatility makes …

New Seasons Market
April 14, 2014 – 3:40 pm | No Comment
New Seasons Market

Three families and 50 friends founded New Seasons Market with a mission to build a community both inside and outside of their stores. We love working with this fun, friendly, and dedicated local company. Now …

Huckleberry Doughnuts
March 31, 2014 – 8:11 pm | No Comment
Huckleberry Doughnuts

Doughnuts are the best morning breakfast treat. And while store bought doughnuts may be great, these homemade Vanilla Huckleberry doughnuts are even better.