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.

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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