Celebrate Summer with These Mouthwatering Recipes

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Summer is all about light and flavorful recipes that look beautiful and taste even better! Check out these mouthwatering recipes that inspired our Summer Subscription Box

Naked Peach, Lemon & Bourbon Cocktail

Nothing pairs better than peach and bourbon in the summer! It is the perfect drink to cool off in the hot sun or enjoy under the stars next to a bonfire. 

Serving Size: One Cocktail (Note: this recipe can be scaled up and stirred in a pitcher instead)
Ingredients:

  • 2 Ounces Silo Bourbon
  • 1-Ounce Lemon Juice
  • Bar Spoon of Blake Hill’s Naked Peach Jam

Instructions: Combine all ingredients into a shaker with a cup of ice and shake well. Strain into a glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with a slice of peach and mint leaves and enjoy!

Recipe by Blake Hill Preserves.

 

Maple Brown Sugar Candied Bacon 

This is a must-try! You can eat it by itself or add it to a bloody mary, use it as a garnish or add it into a baked pastry. The options are endless with maple candle bacon!

Ingredients:

  • 1-Pound Thick Cut Bacon
  • 1/2 Cup Quality Maple Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Prepared Mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or use a sheet pan with a rack that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange bacon in a single layer and ensure pieces are not overlapping.
  3. In a small bowl, combine The Maple Shop maple syrup and mustard of your choice. Spoon or brush mixture over bacon.
  4. Bake 20-30 minutes. After 20-30 min turn the pieces over and spoon or baste the other side.
  5. Bake for another 10 minutes or until bacon is well done.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with brown sugar and black pepper.
  7. Rest and cool for 5 to 10 minutes. 

Recipe by Brooke Via Vermont Maple Festival Facebook Page.

 

Wild Blueberry Fruit Crumble

If you have never added jam to your favorite fruit crumble recipe you are missing out. This recipe is always a fan favorite at summer barbeques. 

Serving Size: Serves 4
Ingredients: 

  • 1 LB Frozen Blueberries
  • 4 Ounces All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Ounces Rolled Oats
  • 4 Ounces Butter, Cubed and Cold
  • 2 Ounces White Cane Sugar
  • Blake Hill’s Wild Blueberry Preserve

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease a medium baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, add frozen blueberries and lightly defrost at room temperature for 2 minutes. Add 1 jar of Blake Hill’s Wild Blueberry Preserve, combine with defrosted frozen blueberries and pour into the baking dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, add flour, oats, butter, and sugar, and squeeze ingredients together with your fingers to gradually produce crumbles (3 to 5 minutes).
  4. Take a handful of crumbles and very gently squeeze them together (the warmth of your palms should help the crumble “ball” gently hold its shape - like a snowball!) and place over wild blueberries in a baking dish. 
  5. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden.
  6. Serve with vanilla ice cream and dig in!

Recipe by Blake Hill Preserves.

 

Cast Iron Naked Peach Glazed Chicken

Easy summer dinner that is seasoned to perfection in a cast-iron skillet with steamed rice, vegetables, and roasted potatoes. 

Serving Size: Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 7 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • Chopped Parsley (Optional)
  • Blake Hill’s Naked Peach Jam

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. In a medium bowl, marinate chicken in olive oil, thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste for about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat a cast-iron pan on high heat then add marinated chicken breast and cook each side for about 5 minutes until golden.
  4. Transfer cast iron into the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165˚F.
  5. In a small bowl, combine white balsamic with 3 Tbsp Blake Hill’s Naked Peach Jam. Keeping chicken in the oven, pour over the jam mixture, turn the oven off, and let the chicken rest for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Take chicken out of the oven, slice and serve. 

Recipe by Blake Hill Preserves.

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