Jammy Berry Pie

Jammy Berry Pie

PREP TIME: 3 hours
SERVINGS:  1 pie

3 cups frozen blueberries
3 cups frozen cherries
½ cup Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
2 frozen pie shells, thawed
½ tsp cinnamon
½ ts nutmeg
1 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
1 cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 T lemon juice
3 T melted butter
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 egg, beate

DIRECTIONS: Combine cherries, blueberries and Jam Jar wine in a large saute pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes-1 hour. Wine will have reduced down and become syrupy. Preheat oven to 375°F.

Combine all dry ingredients (cinnamon through salt) in a large bowl and mix well. Add vanilla, lemon juice and the berry/wine mixture and stir until well blended. Add the butter, then the flour and mix well.  Pour the filling into the pie shell, then add the second pie shell on top. Tuck the top crust underneath the edges of the bottom crust, and pinch to seal. Cut at least 3 slits into the top of the pie to allow air to escape, then brush with beaten egg wash.

Bake for 30 minutes, then loosely cover the pie with tin foil. Bake another 30-45 minutes until crust is golden and berries are bubbling through. Remove from oven and let rest for at least 1 hour. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Categories : Wine

Jam Jar Cranberry Sauce

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PREP TIME: 20 minutes
SERVINGS: 2 cups

Kick that can to the curb and elevate your Thanksgiving spread with this sweet and easy cranberry sauce. Also makes for the perfect topping on a warm baked brie.

1 cup Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
About 14 oz. fresh or frozen cranberries
½ cup sugar
½ cup orange juice
1 tsp fresh orange zest
1-2 T fresh rosemary, minced

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until cranberries begin to burst, about 15 minutes.

Spread on top of a baked brie or serve alongside a Thanksgiving feast.

Categories : Appetizers

Berries with Spiced Jam Jar Syrup

Berries with Spiced Jam Jar Syrup

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

1 bottle Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 thin slices fresh lemon
5 whole black peppercorns
2 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mixed seasonal berries

Combine Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, sugar, lemon, peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until reduced to a syrupy consistency. Stir in vanilla extract. Strain and let cool. (Can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 1 week.)

To serve, divide berries among 6 bowls. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with Jam Jar syrup.

Categories : Wine

Jam Jar Sweet Chocolate Fondue

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PREP TIME: 30 minutes
SERVINGS: 2 to 4

Bring together your two favorites – red wine and chocolate – for a decadently delicious dessert, best enjoyed over candlelight.

1 cup cocoa powder
1 ¼ cups Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup corn syrup
¾ cup heavy cream
5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
Fruits and pound cake for dipping

Mix Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, sugar, and corn syrup into a pot and bring to boil. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes until mixture has reduced by about one third. Pour cocoa powder in and whisk until smooth. Continue cooking over medium heat. Add heavy cream, bring to boil and allow to simmer for five minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in chopped chocolate. Pour into fondue pot and keep warm.

Categories : Desserts

Jam Jar Spicy Chili

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PREP TIME: 2-4 hours
SERVINGS: 2-4 servings

Sweet Shiraz not only tempers the heat of this hearty chili, but also adds a depth of flavor. Best served with cornbread!

1 pound lean ground beef
1 jalapeno, minced
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 T chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp salt
1 cup Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans, rinsed & drained
2 tsp liquid smoke

Heat 1 T olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Sauté jalapeno, onion, bell pepper and garlic until onion starts to become translucent (about 5-10 minutes). Remove from pan and set aside.

Sauté beef in same pot until just browned. Return the veggies to the pot and add all spices, mixing well. Add Jam Jar wine bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer until wine is reduced by half. Add the tomatoes, kidney beans and liquid smoke; mix well. Simmer for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Top with shredded cheddar cheese, sliced green onions and a slice of cornbread.

Categories : Entrees

Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz BBQ Sauce

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PREP TIME: 10 minutes

This sweet and tangy BBQ sauce is a perfect topping to smoked meat or mixed with your favorite pulled pork recipe.

1 cup Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
1 cup ketchup
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp liquid smoke
3 tablespoons steak sauce
1 tsp onion flakes
1 tsp garlic flakes
½ tsp freshly ground pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a large, heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer sauce until reduced by a quarter, 6-8 minutes.

Categories : Entrees

Raspberry Jam Jar Vinaigrette

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PREP TIME: 15 minutes

This sweet and tangy vinaigrette is the perfect dressing to brighten up a light summer salad.

1 cup Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz
1/3 cup packed thinly sliced shallots
1 cup (4 oz) fresh raspberries
1/3 cup safflower oil
¼ cup raspberry vinegar or red wine vinegar
8 cups mixed salad greens
1 cup sliced strawberries
¼ cup toasted pine nuts
¼ cup goat cheese

Combine Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz and shallots in heavy small saucepan. Boil until liquid is reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 10 minutes. Add raspberries, oil and vinegar. Boil 3 minutes. Season vinaigrette with salt and pepper. Let cool slightly, then blend with a hand processor until smooth.

Combine greens in large bowl. Pour vinaigrette over greens and toss. Sprinkle with strawberries, nuts and cheese.

Categories : Appetizers

Caramelized Onion Crostini

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PREP TIME: 1 hour 30 minutes
SERVINGS: 20 pieces

Sweet caramelized onions pair perfectly with tangy goat cheese on a warm crostini.

4 medium-large yellow onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced (approx. 2 ½ pounds)
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbl olive oil
1½ tsp salt
1 cup Jam Jar Sweet White, more as needed
½ tsp minced thyme
¼ cup goat cheese
1 tsp honey
Baguette, sliced

Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Saute the onions, garlic and salt for about 20 minutes, until onions start to turn translucent. Add the wine and thyme, and gently simmer uncovered until liquid has evaporated (about 1 hour).

Toast baguette slices under the broiler until slightly golden. Let cool.

Mix the goat cheese and honey together and spread onto baguette slices. Top with caramelized onions and a few extra thyme leaves.

Categories : Appetizers