Well, you were probably expecting a holiday cookie recipe from me today, but I decided to save that… for a few more days… in favor of this all-star jam recipe you’re going to love.

I’m sure all of you will be busy baking holiday cookies this weekend… with your aprons on, your oven fired up, the good ol’ Kitchen Aid mixer churnin’ away and the sweet scents of nutmeg, allspice and gingerbread lurking throughout your home…

So, instead of a holiday cookie, I decided to create a lil’ somethin’ that you can enjoy when you take a breather from the bakin’ this weekend…

So, go ahead. Sit back. Relax.

Bake some holiday cookies, dance in your kitchen to holiday jingles like nobody’s watchin’… toss on a Santa hat, deck the tree and hang that mistletoe.

Get into the season spirit. ‘Fa-la-la-la-la’ …

And then escape with this divine recipe.

I present to you, my delicate n’ delicious Green Tea Jam.

Perfect served with any dish from hot oatmeal or toast in the morning, to salads and sandwiches for lunch or served as a condiment and glaze with poultry or fish.

Whichever way you choose to enjoy it, be sure to savor each bite.

“Green tea in a jam”, you say?

Yes, and I assure you… it’s much better than “Green Eggs n’ Ham”.

Sam I am. Hehehe…

Green Tea Jam
Serves: 12

Perfect served with any dish from hot oatmeal or toast in the morning, to salads and sandwiches for lunch or served as a condiment and glaze with poultry or fish.

Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 2 lbs. fresh nectarines, peeled, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 2 lbs. fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Lundberg Farms Brown Rice Syrup
  • 16 oz. filtered water
  • 2 tsp. brewed green tea
  • 1/3 cup crystallized ginger


  1. Place all ingredients except ginger into a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes.

  2. Add ginger. Cook for another 20 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside to cool. Mixture will thicken when cooled. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Green Tea Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 296mg8%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 497IU10%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here are a few ideas for Christmas Gifts that I thought you may enjoy for the ‘foodie’ on your list.

These are some of my favorites!

  • Himalayan Salt Plate
  • VitaMix
  • John Boos Cherry Reversable Cutting Board
  • Yogitoes Yoga Mat Cover
  • OXO Mandoline Slicer
  • KitchenAid Food Processor

Happy Holiday Shopping!

And, one last lil’ tidbit… here are a few foodie-fun websites worth your visiting and perusing…


Foodies Like Us (For Denver and Arizona folks)

Parties That Cook


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  1. That sounds heavenly!! If I can track down decent-looking peaches, I’m going to make it stat. Can I sub in maple syrup or honey for brown rice syrup? Just not something I have on hand. Btw, your email from earlier this week isn’t being ignored, I’ve had a hellish week and am just resurfacing. I’ll get back to you today! Meanwhile I’ve truly been enjoying your blog :).

    1. Bethany,
      Great to hear from you; thank you for your comment…I hope you enjoy the recipe. You can surely use honey in lieu of the brown rice syrup. I’ve used both agave and honey but have not yet tried maple syrup in place of the brown rice syrup. If you try it, let me know how it turns out. Thank you again, have a wonderful weekend!