If you're looking for a thoughtful, locally made stocking stuffer, or just a bit of deliciousness for your holiday meals and parties, Utah's Amour Spreads is just the ticket. ---
Casee and John Francis are terrific people, and they make terrific jams and marmalades -- some of the best I've ever tasted. And, they're dedicated to giving back to their community by making a donation to three local nonprofit-charity partners for each jar of jam or marmalade they sell. So, with every bit of Amour Spreads purchased, you're sharing with someone else and "spreading" the love.
Amour Spreads pear-lavender jam is simply one of the most divine things I've ever put in my mouth. Amour jams and marmalades are great spread on toast or crackers, but also would make for delicious glazes for the holiday ham, or, for example, you could spread their savory heirloom-tomato jam over a wheel of Brie and bake it -- the perfect holiday appetizer.
Amour also sells gifts sets -- the ideal last-minute Christmas gift -- and there is an abundance of delectable Amour flavors, some sweet and some savory, ranging from blood orange-rosemary marmalade and apricot-ginger jam to elderberry-orange marmalade and Meyer lemon-rose-geranium marmalade, just to name a few.
Amour Spreads are available locally at a number of independent Utah grocers and gourmet food stores, as well as online at AmourSpreads.com.