One thing I love about the sweetness of summer is homemade jams and jellies. You may have followed my 5-day series on canning your own jam, and I love the variety of ways that you can use jams. Of course our family favorite is on pancakes, waffles, French toast, or peanut butter and jellies.

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Another way to use jam is for a last-minute appetizer.

I can’t tell you the times I had to scramble to put an appetizer together, at the last minute.

How to Make a Last-Minute Appetizer

Using cream cheese or goat cheese, place on a plate and pour homemade jam on top.

Toast nuts in the microwave for 2 minutes (stirring half-way through the cooking process), and place on the side of the cheese.

Serve with small crackers.

The sweet and savory effect is mouth-watering and also perfect for if your guests drink wine.

A tasty treat.

And homemade all the way.

What’s your go-to, last-minute appetizer that you reach for?

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