Bonne Maman Cherry Jam Port & Thyme Preserve

 With the holidays upon us, it’s that time of year where we gather with family and friends to celebrate.  I love serving cheese boards for the holidays as it brings everyone around the table, with a variety of delicious flavours from local cheeses, spiced nuts, dried fruits and preserves. Bonne Maman has created special preserves following traditional cherished recipes. These delicious jams are produced in France using all natural ingredients with no artificial colours, no additives or preservatives. Being a farm-to-table advocate, I use quality ingredients when developing recipes and Bonne Maman is truly a farm to jar favourite. This recipe features their Cherry Jam, where I have created a simple herb infused preserve that can be made ahead and is the perfect addition to your holiday cheese board. Paired with an assortment of local cheeses from Cheese Boutique, spiced nuts, dried fruits, olives and flavoured crackers, which makes an elegant addition to your holiday gathering!

A special Thank You to Photographer Jeffrey Chang for capturing the perfect bite to the beginning of our Bonne Maman inspired Holiday Dinner Party !


1 cup Bonne Maman Cherry Jam

2 tbsp. quality Port

3 sprigs fresh thyme

Salt and fresh ground pepper



In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, bring all ingredients to a slight boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Serve at room temperature or refrigerate overnight.



SERVINGS 6-8 | PREP & COOK TIME 20 mins.

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