Recipes

Preserves and Fruit Butters Are Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

Over the years we have found lots of different ways to enjoy West Virginia Fruit and Berry products. You can use our preserves, fruit butters and jams to make anything from appetizers to desserts. We love discovering new recipes and sharing them with our friends.

Below are some recipes for you to enjoy using our preserves and fruit butters. If you have a favorite recipe using our products we would love to hear from you. Email us at: becky@wvfruitandberry.com

Need more of our products? Check our Where to Buy page to find stores in your area that carry our products. You can also order our products online from this website HERE.

Our fruit wines are also delicious as spritzers and mixed as cocktails. Check out our Fruit Wines page for ideas.

Enjoy!
Bob and Becky Titchenal

Chafing Dish Meatballs

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 cup dry bread crumbschafing-dish-meatballs-2

1/3 cup minced onion

1/4 cup milk

1 egg

1 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp. parsley, chopped

1/4 cup shortening

1 (12 oz.) bottle chili sauce

1 (10 oz.) jar WV Fruit and Berry Jalapeno Pepper Jam OR 1 (10 oz.) jar WV Fruit and Berry Mountain Blackberry Preserves

 

Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg and the four seasonings. Gently shape into 1 inch balls. Melt shortening in skillet and brown meatballs, then drain. Heat chili sauce and jelly in a pan until jelly is melted, stirring constantly. Add meatballs and stir until coated. Simmer 30 minutes. Makes two dozen meatballs.

WV Fruit and Berry Winter Sangria

½ cup brandy

¼ cup lemon juicewinter-sangria-elderberry

1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate

1/3 cup orange juice

1 bottle of WV Fruit and Berry Uncle Jake’s Elderberry Wine

½ cup triple sec

1 lemon, sliced into rounds

1 orange, sliced into rounds

1 lime, sliced into rounds

2 cups ginger ale

8 maraschino cherries

 

Directions

In a large pitcher or bowl, mix together the brandy, lemon juice, lemonade concentrate, orange juice, West Virginia Fruit and Berry Uncle Jakes Elderberry Wine and triple sec.  Float slices of lemon, orange and lime and maraschino cherries in the mixture. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.  Add the chilled ginger ale just before serving.

Mountain Blackberry Cobbler

Mountain Blackberry Cobbler½ cup margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
3 cup blackberries
½ cup WV Fruit and Berry Mountain Blackberry Preserves

Cream the margarine and sugar together. Combine flour and baking powder. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Pour into greased 9 X 13 pan. Rinse blackberries and place them in a separate bowl. Heat preserves in a microwave safe bowl for 15 seconds and stir to soften. Pour over blackberries and mix. Bake at 350 for 50 – 60 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly. Serve with ice cream.

Jalapeno Glazed Meatballs

Jalepeno glazed-meatballs1 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. salt
½ cup dry bread crumbs
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/3 cup minced onion
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup milk
¼ cup shortening
1 egg
1 (12 oz.) bottle chili sauce
1 Tbsp. parsley
1 (10 oz.) WV Fruit and Berry Jalapeno Pepper Jam

Mix beef, crumbs, onion, milk, egg and the four seasonings. Gently shape into 1 inch balls. Melt shortening in skillet and brown meatballs, then drain. Heat chili sauce and jelly in a pan until jelly is melted, stirring constantly. Add meatballs and stir until coated. Simmer 30 minutes. Makes 2 dozen meatballs.

Peach Glazed Chicken Thighs

Peach-Glazed-Chicken¼ Cup WV Fruit and Berry Peach Preserves
¼ Cup honey
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
6 Cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbsp.)
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
¼ Cup cider vinegar
8 bone-in chicken thighs (3 ½ to 4 lb. total)

  1. Place the oven rack in bottom third of oven. Preheat oven to 400. For glaze, in a small saucepan combine fruit preserves, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and cayenne. Heat over medium-low heat until fruit preserves is melted. Remove and stir in vingar, cool.
  2. Line a 13×9-inch baking pan with foil. Arrange chicken in single layer. Pour peach glaze over chicken, turning pieces to coat. Arrange pieces skin sides up. Bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes or until done (175 F in thickest part) and tops are browned, brushing with glaze two times during baking. Skim fat from pan juices, serve juices over chicken. Makes 8 servings.

Berry Delicious Salad Dressing

FB DressingDo you have just a little bit left in the bottom of the jar of one of your West Virginia Fruit and Berry jams, preserves or fruit butters? Add one part vinegar to three parts oil in the jar. Add a little salt and pepper to taste. Shake vigorously and you’ll have a delicious vinagrette dressing. Any of our products will work.

Pour over salad or fresh vegetables.

Andrew’s Sangria

The Fifth Floor in Clarksburg features our wines in a Sangria.Sangria Recipe

Muddle a lemon wedge, lime wedge, and an orange wedge in the bottom of a glass, leaving the fruit in the glass.  Add ½ WV Fruit & Berry Wild and Wonderful Raspberry Wine or Mountain Blackberry Wine, ½ Lambrusco or other light sweet red wine, splash with a Sangria Mix. Serve on ice with an orange slice and additional fruit.

Created by Andrew and served up by Caitlin.

Blackberry Martini

Make a refreshing Martini with our West Virginia Fruit and Berry Mountain Blackberry Wine!

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1/2 oz Triple Sec

2 oz Blackberry Wine

Garnish with orange peel and lime slice

This cocktail was created by our friend Nick at the Wonder Bar in Clarksburg, WV.