Over 120 varieties of gourmet specialty food products available including old fashioned fruit jam, jelly, preserve, pickle, relish, chow chow, dry soup mixes, fruit salsa, jalapeno pepper jelly, and habanero pepper jelly. Blue Ridge Jams specialty food products are made with the freshest fruits, vegetables, pure cane sugar, and finest ingredients to create a variety of wonderful artisanal gourmet flavors and surprising combinations that will give your taste buds a treat!
Blue Ridge Jams has been making gourmet specialty food products in NC since 1961, using a small batch manufacturing process. What is a "Small Batch" process? It simply means that all of our products are made in small batches that come out to less than 18 jars each batch. The gourmet products are hand stirred, hand poured, and made the same way your grandparents would have made them the old fashioned way over 70 years ago. These products are not made in mass quantities using machines, and the taste reflect the process. A delight in every bit, our gourmet jam, jelly, and preserves will keep your family begging for more.
Blue Ridge Specialty Foods are artisanal Gourmet Food products that are homemade, and handcrafted in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Products are available for manufacturing distribution within the United States to purchase online at wholesale pricing, retail pricing, or bulk pricing. Special Event Pricing is also available upon request, for more information call 828-776-7087.
We make our products as naturally as we can the old fashioned homemade way just like your grandmother would have 100 years ago, with each product hand stirred, hand poured, and sealed with care. There are no machines or modern contraptions getting in the way of the delicious taste of our gourmet food products. All of products are made using a small batch technique, meaning that each batch only makes approximately 18 jars.
Come try our unique fruit preserves like Smoky Mountain Special a delightful combination of Strawberries, Raspberries, and Cherries. Want a tasty appetizer or hostess gift, or something special for a wedding favor? Try our Jalapeno Pepper jellies served over cream cheese and crackers, the Jalapeno Strawberry Jelly, Jalapeno Cherry Preserves, or Habanero Blackberry Jam make a wonderful addition to any occasion.
We make the more traditional varieties like Blackberry Preserves, Strawberry Jam, Peach Preserves, or Black Raspberry Jam that are a wonderful addition to your breakfast dishes.
We also have the more modern flavors of our Gourmet Habanero Pepper Jelly or Jalapeno Pepper Jelly that make wonderful appetizers or Hors d'oeuvre, and serves as a special hostess gift or last minute snack for your friends and family. Or you order gift baskets and mail them to your friends and family for bithdays or Christmas gifts. There are varying heat levels for everyone to enjoy.
The Jalapeno pepper jellies are a medium heat product line that includes varieties like Jalapeno Cherry Pepper Preserves, or Jalapeno Raspberry Pepper Jam that have a sweet, spicy, and savory combination of fruits and peppers that make a delicious glaze on meats, topper for cheese and crackers, or can add a twist to your sandwiches when used as a spread.
The Habanero Pepper Jellies are a hot product line that includes varieties like Habanero Pineapple Pepper Preserves, Habanero Strawberry Pepper Jelly, and Habanero Blackberry Pepper Jam. These products will still have a spicy hot kick to them even when pairing them with cheese (which will tone down the heat level of any product).
Whether you are looking for a traditional or a modern line of products, Blue Ridge Jams has something for everyone.
Try this easy to make recipe with any of our 10 oz gourmet food products, it will be an instant hit with your guest.
Recipe: Easy Pastry Tarts with Jalapeno or Habanero Pepper Jelly
8 sheets of Frozen Pastry Sheets, Thawed
3 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
1 Package of Cream Cheese
1 Jar of Jalapeno or Habanero Pepper Jelly
Take 2 sheets of the phyllo pastry sheets, brush a thin layer of butter on one of them and stack the second one Jelly, and Jalapon top of the first sheet
Cut the stacked sheet in half using a pizza cutter or knife.
Brush one set of the cut sheets with a layer of butter and place the second set on top. This will give you a pastry sheet that is four layers thick with a layer of butter between all of them.
Cut into 12 equal sized squares
Press each square into a greased mini muffin tin
Bake at 350 until it is a golden brown, about 10 minutes
Place 1/2 a teaspoon of cream cheese into the center of each pastry shell
Top the cream cheese with 1/2 or a full teaspoon of your favorite Jalapeno or Habanero Pepper Jelly
Serve as is for a cold appetizer or bake or 10 minutes more and serve it warm.