{HOLIDAY RECIPE IDEAS!} November 01 2016

Honey, Pear, & Vanilla Bean Crostini


  • 1 mini baguette, sliced 1/4” thick
4 ounces Brie, sliced thin

  • 1/2 jar of Made by Mavis Honey Pear Vanilla Bean Jam
  • 1⁄2 cup whole pecans (about 15 pecans)

  • 5 chives, cut into 1⁄2” long pieces

Preheat oven to 400 ̊F. Line up baguette slices on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, flip each crostini, and bake for an additional 2-5 minutes or until the toasts are light golden brown. Remove from oven.

Top each toast with a slice of brie. You can either put the crostini back in the oven for a minute to melt, or use a torch to melt each piece of brie. Top each toast with a 1⁄2 teaspoon of jam. Garnish each with a pecan and chives, if desired.  YIELD: 15 crostini.

Mini Ricotta & Jam Filo Cups


  • 24 mini filo Cups
  • ½ cup Made By Mavis Jam
  • ½ cup Ricotta Cheese
  • Salt & pepper or sugar, if desired
  • Fresh herbs for garnish, if desired

Remove filo cups from shells and bake on a sheet pan according to package directions. Let cool.

Meanwhile, Put the ricotta in a bowl and stir well to loosen its consistency. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper or sugar, if desired. Scoop the ricotta into a plastic Ziploc bag that will hold it with a little room (quart or gallon bag) and push the ricotta to one corner as if it was a piping bag. Remove all the air from the bag as you twist the top together. Cut off the corner of the bag so you can easily pipe into the ricotta cups. Pipe the ricotta into each cup. Top each cup with a small spoonful of Made by Mavis Jam. We recommend: Cherry Bomb Jam, Cranberry-Pear Chutney, Peach Bellini Jam. or Cardamom Plum Jam. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired such as mint. YIELD: 24 mini cups

Apple-Jalapeno Christmas Tree Cheese Ball


  • 1 block cream cheese
  • ½ cup Made By Mavis Apple Jalapeno Jelly
  • 1 pretzel rod
  • ¼ red bell pepper
  • 1 cherry tomato
  • Crackers, for serving

Cut cream cheese diagonal, place together to form triangle in a shallow bowl or plate. Take the Apple-Jalapeno Jelly and smother the cream cheese with it. Top with diced pepper. Add a cherry tomato to the top of the tree. Add one pretzel stick as the trunk of the tree. Garnish with two rosemary springs. Serve with crackers! Variation: Make a dreidel with the cream cheese and top with Blueberry-Lime Jelly!  YIELD: 1 cheese ball. Serves 8-10.

Apple Butter Tea


  • ½ cup Made by Mavis Spiced Apple Butter
  • 12 cups water
  • 2-3 Tea Bags

Follow instructions on tea bags and while tea is hot, add apple butter. This smells and tastes so delicious - it is like a warm mulled cider. Serve over ice or enjoy warm!

If it isn’t sweet enough add more apple butter. YIELD: twelve (12) 1-cup servings

Winter Berry Sparkler


1 tablespoon Made By Mavis Winter Berry Jam

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

5 ounces sparkling water or Prosecco (we’ve used Mixed Berry Sparkling Water)

lemon wedge for garnish, if desired

Stir together jam and lemon juice. Slowly add the sparkling water. Stir gently to combine. Pour into a glass and garnish with a lemon wedge or lemon peel, if desired. YIELD: 1 glass.



{Caramel Apple Bar} September 28 2016

It's here! 

It's officially fall!

With fall comes sweater weather, hayrides, pumpkins, caramel apples, and the holiday season! 

It's time to start thinking about your upcoming holiday parties and how you can really kick it up a notch.

What better way to do that with a Caramel Apple Bar?!


Caramel Apple Bar


Apples (I prefer Honeycrisp or Granny Smith)

Popsicle Sticks or Twigs (for the handle)


Cookies (Oreo's, Nutterbutter, Short Bread, Sugar. Whatever your favorite is)

Sprinkles (Rainbow or Chocolate)

Walnuts (or whatever your favorite nut is)


Coconut Flakes

Candy (M&M's, Reese Cups, Butterfingers, Heath, ect. Your favorite)


Chocolate Chips (whatever kind is your favorite or you can do an assortment)

Caramel Chips 

Jam Candy Coating:

One part water

Two parts sugar

1/2 part corn syrup 

1/4 part of your favorite Made by Mavis jam



Crush/chop up all toppings into fine pieces then place into display bowls be sure to set spoons out with all of your toppings so that your guests can scoop some onto their apple.


If I were you, I'd invest in a triple mini crockpot (they sell them at most of your major retailers or you can get one on amazon).

CHOCOLATE: Place into crockpot on medium high heat and stir frequently until completely melted. Turn heat down to low and you're ready to dip!

CARAMEL: Melt caramel chips according to package instructions. Usually they are melted as followed. Place in crockpot on medium high heat and stir frequently until completely melted. Turn head down to low and you're ready to dip!

JAM CANDY COATING: Melt Jam Candy Coating ingredients together over medium to medium-high heat until the sugar has totally dissolved and the mixture is at the hard crack stage (295-310° F./146-154° C.). Transfer to crockpot on low heat and you're ready to dip!


The Made By Mavis Team!



{Party Pleasers} August 05 2016

~Made By Mavis & The Delish Dish  ~ 

Party Pleasers


Cherry Bomb Poppers:

2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup Panko
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 jar of Made By Mavis Cherry Bomb Jam
Kosher salt & Pepper to taste
12 Jalapenos, halved lengthwise, seeds, membranes, removed.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with
    parchment paper; set aside.

    Heat olive in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add Panko
    and cook, stirring, until browned and toasted, about 3 minutes.
     In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese, white cheddar,
    sharp cheddar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, to
    Spoon the filling into each jalapeño cavity. Place on prepared baking sheet, cavity side up, and bake until the filling is runny and golden, about 15-20 minutes.
    Serve immediately, sprinkled with toasted Panko and drizzled with Made By Mavis Cherry Bomb Jam!
    **12 SERVINGS**

    Brie En Croute with Honey, Pear & Vanilla Bean Jam

    1 Small Brie Wheel
    1 Sheet of Frozen Puff Pastry
    1/4 Cup of Pecan Halves
    ½ Jar of MADE BY MAVIS Honey Pear & Vanilla Bean Jam
    1 Pound of Red Grapes
    2 Sleeves of Entertainment Crackers
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
    Take puff pastry and wrap around Brie Wheel.
    Set on piece of Parchment paper and bake in oven 15-20 minutes or until puff pastry is baked and starting to brown.
    Smother with MADE BY MAVIS jam, platter and serve with crackers and grapes!
    **10 SERVINGS**

    Cherry Bomb Chicken Wings

     3 Cups of Rice Vinegar
    ½ Cup Soy Sauce
    1 Jar of MADE BY MAVIS Cherry Bomb Jam
    2 Tblsp Hoisin Sauce
    1 Bunch Scallions, chopped fine
    4 Tblsp Garlic Clove
    4 Tblsp Jalapeno chopped fine
    6 Tblsp Fresh Grated Ginger
    60 Chicken Wings, tips removed, and patted dry
    4 Tblsp of Cilantro, chopped for Garnish 
    Cook in preheated 350 degree oven
    Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
    Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    Blend with a hand blender if too chunky.
    Cook Chicken Wings for 10 minutes or until internal temp reaches 170 degrees.
    Toss with sauce immediately and serve.
    **SERVES 30/2 Per Person**

    Made By Mavis on TV! April 14 2015

    I was lucky enough to be on Fox 19's morning news today, talking about the Fine Food Show this weekend and demonstrating how to make Strawberry Basil Ricotta Cups with our Made By Mavis artisan jams. I'm so excited to demo some more easy appetizers to make with our jams this Saturday, April 18th at 12:30 at the Fine Food Show at at the Flower Show at Yeatman's Cove, right on the waterfront.

    Watch our video here: