Make a bright pink rhubarb refrigerator jam and then spread it over a shortbread crust and top it with a gingery streusel for an early summer dessert that will impress. Recipe makes enough for a tray of bars and one jar of jam to save for later.
This jam is a little bit sweet and a little bit tart too. I could have eaten an entire jar of it all by myself, but instead, I kept throwing elbows with my husband each morning to see who could finish it first.
This unique combination of flavors (apples, cranberries & mango smoothie) is really spot on in terms of what you'll be looking for on a cold winter's morning. This jam sets up on the thick side, so it can even be used alongside chicken or pork.
The summer sun warming fields of berries makes for only a few weeks a year where the strawberries are at the peak of sweetness. The richness of flavor may be fleeting in the fresh berries, but if you snap up a bunch you can capture it....