Spread a Little Sunshine this Winter #MakeLifeFruitful

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Spread a Little Sunshine this Winter

This winter just doesn’t seem to want to end.  I live in Texas and we normally have warmer weather by now!  Today was the first day I didn’t have to put on a heavy jacket to go outside!  The sun is in full force and I love it!  I’m about to “Spread a Little Sunshine this Winter” with the help of Smucker’s® Natural Fruit Spreads!!

Spread a little sunshine this winter

I absolutely love Smucker’s®!  They always have the best tasting spreads on the market!  We always make a fun and easy Raspberry or Strawberry Cheesecake treat but we don’t bake it.  We just make it.  I’ve even taught the kids how to make their very own when their sweet tooth comes out.

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Here’s how to make your very own Instant Smucker’s® Raspberry or Strawberry Cheesecake treat:

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We use Smucker’s® Natural Fruit Spreads to create quick and simple no bake desserts or snacks!
Recipe type: Snack/ dessert
Serves: 1
  • Smucker’s® Natural Fruit Spreads!!
  • Graham Crackers
  • Low-Fat Cream Cheese
  • Optional: Sliced Almonds
  1. Start this fast and easy treat by spreading the low-fat cream cheese on the graham crackers
  2. Top the cream cheese with Smucker’s® Natural Fruit Spreads (we love the raspberry and strawberry)
  3. Sprinkle the slivered almonds and enjoy

This is a quick and easy dessert or snack idea that you and the kids will love!  I love it because of the natural ingredients!  No preservatives and it’s naturally delicious!  We all love it because of the taste!

Smucker’s® Natural Fruit Spreads come in four different flavors:

  • Strawberry
  • Red Raspberry
  • Orange Marmalade
  • Concord Grape


You can also get pretty creative with the other Smucker’s® Natural Fruit Spreads too.  For example, we tried (and loved) pairing the Smucker’s® Natural Orange Marmalade Fruit spread mixed with cranberries, red pepper flakes, diced onion on a cracker!  We even topped it with toasted pecans too!  Oh my goodness it was good!  It was a little sweet and a little spicy!  Perfect combo!

Smucker’s® Natural Fruit Spreads

Giveaway Time!

UPDATE:  Congrats to Amy R – she is the winner of the Smucker’s Prize pack bundle!  The giveaway is now closed.

Here is your chance to to win a gourmet Crate & Barrel Cheese Board, jam spreader, a variety of Smucker’s® Natural Fruit Spreads and a $75 gift card (all average retail of $160!)  I own this exact giveaway set and I love it!

Here’s how to enter this giveaway.  Leave a comment below and tell me what ingredient you would pair with Smucker’s® Natural Fruit Spreads to create the perfect snack or dessert idea!  Be creative!  One winner will be chosen at random on 2/21/2014 at midnight (central standard time).


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  1. Carol Crawford says:

    I love to take peach jam and place in a bowl with a little water place it in the microwave and heat until warm. Stir. Pour over vanilla ice cream. Place a cherry on top and there you have an awesome dessert.

  2. Leslie Cathcart says:

    I like fruit spreads on pancakes, waffles, PB&J sandwiches, toast, ice cream, and mixed in yogurt.

  3. Amanda Hoffman says:

    waffles then pour some spread on top some peanut butter and dash of syrup

  4. Julie Richards says:

    I think that the mango jam would be a perfect addition to a spicy salsa. It would be the right amount of heat with a little sweetness. The citrus flavor of orange marmalade would pair nicely with chicken or pork when they are made as a barbecue, like pulled pork. As for the dessert, a strawberry cream pie made with strawberry preserves, cream cheese, vanilla pudding and whipped cream. Mix it all together and pour it into a graham cracker crust. Once it is set, top it with some fresh strawberries and a little more of the preserves.
    Can you all tell I am hungry? lol

  5. Mary Beth Ridenhour says:

    I would add red raspberry to plain yogurt.

  6. I would spread it on top of mini cheesecake bites. Yummmmy!

  7. I would put the raspberry and cream cheese on jalapeno halves, bread then lightly and bake them…yummy!

  8. Dawn Rasmussen says:

    I love the jam with warm Indian Fried Bread

  9. I would spread sour cream and strawberry or raspberry over pancakes and
    top off with syrup. Don’t forget side of bacon. Yum yum

  10. I like to spread sour cream and raspberry or strawberry on top of pancakes and top off with syrup.
    Don’t forget side of bacon. Yum yum.

  11. Suzette Paradis says:

    I incorporate Smuckers jam to my basic cookie recipes. It not only serves as a sweetener but it gives them the taste of the fruit kind.

  12. Debbie Dillon says:

    I use the Raspberry Smucker and make a cereal jam square that takes you back to childhood and taste like Sunshine and Mom…:P

  13. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would pair it with cheese cake.

  14. I would pair it with some buttered toast

  15. I would put it on a toasted English muffin or mixed in some warm steel cut oats

  16. Definitely peanut butter!

  17. Caroline Morrison says:

    Smuckers is fantastic as a ice cream topping whether you are making a sundae with one flavor, or using a combination with banana and ice cream to make a banana split. A fantastic snack or desert.

  18. Cream cheese and strawberry on a crepe, heated in microwave makes a wonderful treat

  19. jean olaughlin says:

    It makes the most incredible milkshakes- I use strawberry with vanilla ice cream and a little milk. I throw it in the blender and it is fabulous!

  20. Sandra Crews says:

    One of my favorite low cal snacks is Quaker Caramel Corn Cakes spread with Smuckers jelly or jams. Love it and totally guilt free!

  21. Candace Hatfield says:

    I stir one half to one level teaspoon of Smucker’s natural jam or spread into a mug of hot tea for an amazing fruity and refreshing drink.

  22. Ashley mcintyre says:

    I love toasting mini bagels and then smothering with cream cheese and varieties of jam!! Jam goes great with everything.

  23. I would reduce the orange marmalade down and make it a great drizzle or glaze for chicken or pork chop dish! Thanks for the giveaway and great products!!

  24. I would use the strawberry (or red raspberry) and combine with cream cheese and my brownie bite recipe to make strawberry (raspberry) cheesecake brownies!

  25. Tricia Fontenot says:

    I like a salty sweet tasting combination so I would pair it with meatballs and sweet baby rays bar-b-que sauce for the perfect snack or party appetizer.

  26. I would pair it with cream cheese.

  27. Alice Johnson says:

    Since my daughter requires a gluten-free diet we search for ways to jazz up gluten free foods that aren’t quite as tasty as their wheat-laden counterparts. Smuckers is AWESOME on gluten-free waffles – the taste pairs well with the taste and texture of the waffles, even the frozen ones!

  28. Sandra White says:

    I love cream cheese on hot waffles. I think it would be awesome and yummy to add bananas and the strawberry on them and have strawberry/banana cream cheese waffles…..love this site!!!!

  29. I would pair it with angel food cake thanks for the giveaway

  30. I would put jam on my oatmeal with raisins.

  31. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I would pair use it to make flavored syrups, like blueberry syrup, to top ice cream or pancakes with.

  32. i would pair it with cream cheese! on a bagel!

  33. Susan Christy says:

    I can follow a recipe and turn out some delicious food, but I’m not a creative cook. I would drizzle the orange marmalade on my fruit pizza or mix with cream cheese for a delicious spread for crackers.

  34. I absolutely love heated peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I make mine just like a grilled cheese in the skillet. I also love to pair my jelly with cream cheese on crackers just like in your recipe. But my all time favorite and it gets some strange looks in our house until others try it is jelly and bacon on a waffle. Best EVER. Sprinkle it with a little powdered sugar…perfection :)

  35. pair it with homemade cornbread, yum

  36. Kim Henrichs says:

    I would do peanut butter cookies in a mini muffin pan and take out just before set, then put a dollop of concord grape on top!

  37. lisa leonard says:

    on top of ice cream, some for dipping apple slices in

  38. I would spread it on my waffles or pancakes. Thanks for the chance to win

  39. Mary McDonald says:

    i love to put strawberry jam in the center of SURPRIZE muffins. Use a basic muffin recipe then add a spoonful of jam in the center add a liitle more mix on the top before baking. With the jam on the inside there is no mess or fuss.

  40. I would pair it with cream cheese!

  41. I would put the Natural jams on my delicious homemade waffles or a bagel with cream cheese.

  42. Kathryn Kron-Tullos says:

    Mix a little in with plain Greek yogurt and almonds. Lots of protein.

  43. Rebecca Migliore says:

    I’m always good for a freshly toasted English muffin with fruit spread, or topping some baked brie for an appetizer.

  44. I would swirl raspberry through unbaked brownies, then bake as usual. Any Smuckers flavor would work, I can almost taste it now :D

  45. I would love to put it in with my yogurt and granola for breakfast. So many good uses, like English muffins with some jam, too!

  46. I spread raspberry preserves on waffles then top that with whipped cream drizzeled with maple syrup

  47. It would be good in my oatmeal!

  48. Mya Murphy says:

    I would spread it on a very hot buttered biscuit, with perhaps a little peanut butter.. Mmmmm

  49. Angie guzman says:

    All natural I can’t wait to try this out yummy really exited

  50. susan rinaman says:

    Raspberries, vanilla ice cream and raspberry preserves

  51. I would put it (sliced bananas and Strawberry Jam) on waffles and top it with whipped cream. Yummy, yunny says my tummy…

  52. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    Cream cheese would be the perfect pairing!

  53. Spread chocolate graham crackers with cream cheese top with choice of jam & optional: chocolate chips or chocolate syrup; sliced or chopped nuts of choice; whipped cream

  54. I would love this on hot baked biscuits! Yumm!!!

  55. I would either put it on some buttered toast or add some pb in some crackers with it

  56. Tara Liebing says:

    I would pair strawberry jam and low fat cream cheese on a piece of pound cake.

  57. I make muffins that are awesome with peanut butter and Grape Jelly; warm out of the oven
    with butter.

  58. Karen Wildman says:


  59. We would pair it with refrigerator oatmeal. Add 1 pt oatmeal,1 pt greek yogurt and 1 part heavy cream. Then a dollop of whichever flavor the kids want and stir it all up in a jar then leave in the fridge over night. The kids love to pull them out cold or warm them up and add a little more of the fruit spread on top. yummy sunny breakfast sure to please.

  60. I would pair it with some white toast and cream cheese :) Thanks for the chance to win

  61. i would pair it with peanut butter, and ice cream for a cool take on a pb&j sundae

  62. Elaine Powell says:

    all the fancy can move over. Nothing better than peanut butter with Any jelly or jam

  63. barbara koslowski says:

    Strawberry on pancakes

  64. I would put the Red Raspberry over vanilla puding layered with Nilla Wafers.

  65. Laura Klassen says:

    I’d mix it with a little fat free cream cheese as a topping for graham crackers!

  66. Cheryl Sullivan says:

    I like to take the Smuckers Grape Jelly and spread it on a hot grilled cheese sandwich!! Also I take the Strawberry Jam and mix it with ice cream and milk and make a strawberry milkshake!

  67. I would pair it with pound cake and Greek yogurt. Yum!

  68. I would pair it with Nutella on toast yummyyyyy:)

  69. I like on whole wheat English muffins

  70. Lori Ramos says:

    Straight out of the jar, Strawberry or Red Raspberry on fresh banned bread from the Mennonite bakery just up the road from me. Simple, and lets the fruit flavor shine.

  71. Ellen Lapaglia says:

    I Love the idea of any of these spreads on cream cheese or ice cream! Oh where to start!! YUMMMM!

  72. perla pantoja says:

    I would pour the raspberry Over warm pumpkin pie with some vanilla ice cream and a tall glass of milk! Yuuum!

  73. Carlotta Ciresi says:

    I take the jelly and melt some down and drizzle on angel food cake and ice cream for a fast desert

  74. I will pair it with ice cream :)

  75. Lori Ramos says:

    Nothing better than spreading Strawberry or Red Raspberry on fresh baked bread from the Mennonite bakery up the road from me. Perfection.

  76. Denise Donaldson says:

    I would pair it with nutella on a sandwich

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  77. Alana Vester says:

    I would use cream cheese and a bagel.

  78. I make coconut thumbprint cookies and use the raspberry in the center. A family favorite

  79. I would pair it with cream cheese

  80. I love pairing raspberry smuckers with dark chocolate peanut butter! It’s SO good!

  81. Birdie Skolfield says:

    Id slice bananas & add red raspberry jam on Ritz crackers

  82. Some fresh home made bread
    Maybe some cream cheese and smuckers
    Or peanut butter and strawberry smuckers jam

  83. jennifer wexler says:

    i would pair this with peanut butter and crackers

  84. I would make some strawberry thumbprint cookies with the natural strawberry fruit spread.

  85. smother the apricot on a pork loin and grill!

  86. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I’d pair it with Hershey’s Chocolate Spread on top of a waffle!

  87. I like to add strawberry jam to my oatmeal. I would also use raspberry to make raspberry thumbprint cookies. My family’s favorites.

  88. I would pair Smucker’s Natural jelly with BACON on toast, little sweet & salty & oh sooo good!

  89. I think I’d make some peanut butter and jelly muffins with the Strawberry! Yum!

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  90. My favorite breakfast or late nite snack is a Thomas English Muffin piled high with Smuckers Raspberry. Never thought of putting it on a bagel with cream cheese…. definitely have to try that.

  91. Andrea Williams says:

    I would like to try some as the middle layer on a cake, maybe even a peanut butter cake! Our go-to is always toast with peanut butter and jelly. That is everyone’s favorite.

  92. MaryBeth Elderton says:

    Any flavor–raspberry would be my favorite–mixed into butter (real) to use as a toast or biscuit spread. Maybe a dollop in an oil and vinegar mix for a salad dressing?

  93. Visited the site and I would use the Natural Red Raspberry Fruit Spread to make a Jam Roly Poly dessert!

  94. Any flavor baked Brie

  95. I would use the red raspberry over vanilla ice cream and top off with a little cool whip. Also one of my favorite ways to eat it is on buttered toast. sooooo good. thanks
    carolwegs at gmail dot com

  96. I’d pair it with cinnamon and use it on toast for breakfast.

  97. I would pair it with peanut butter and put it on an English muffin.

  98. I put it on a hot buttered homemade biscuit! Yum!!

  99. Take refrigerated crescent rolls place Nutella very thinly al bottom end then in the middle od end piece place a dollop of wanted sunshine. Starting from bottom roll up and bake til golden brown.

  100. Michelle H. says:

    I would pair it with bagels and cream cheese.

  101. Isabel Acosta says:

    I would pair the raspberry spread with a chocolate ganache over a chocolate cake.

  102. I mix it in my cream of wheat.

  103. michelle gilliland mcafee says:

    With crepes and whipped crème.

  104. Jill Domingos says:

    My favorite thing to pair it with is the love of my children!!! I make them cinnamon French toast and spread smuckers all natural red raspberry on it, topped with powdered sugar and real maple syrup and the love oozes out of their little faces.

  105. i would pair it with cream cheese on a bagel, that is my fave!

  106. English muffin with raspberry spread and cheddar cheese is my favorite breakfast.

  107. I would just do the jelly on top of buttered toast, not fancy but oh so good……..

  108. Cindy Brooks says:

    I’d spread some Smuckers with cream cheese and turkey on a tortilla to make a roll-up snack!
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  109. I would pair it with homemade vanilla ice cream

  110. I would use the Concord Grape Fruit Spread & a jar of Heinz Chili Sauce mixed together and poured over frozen meatballs. Let simmer in the crock pot for a few hours and you have a great warm appetizer (or main dish).

  111. amy Wadhams says:

    I would stick with a classic in my house..homemade scones with any of the fruit spreads with a nice hot cup of herbal tea.

  112. Jeri Lynne Lowry says:

    Sorry for other post – keyboard has gone defunct on me :( I love my Smucker’s on angel food cake – add a little cool whip on that and you are SET <3

  113. Jeri Lynne Lowry says:

    I love my Smucker’s on angel food cake – add a little cool chip on that and you are SET <3

  114. Jeri Lynne Lowry says:

    I love my Smuckers on angel food cake – add a little cool chip on that and you are SET <3

  115. put it on bagels

  116. I would use some as a filling in cupcakes. Maybe strawberry in choc cupcakes!

  117. I love it on triscuits!

  118. Linda Emel says:

    I would pair it with pancakes and nutella!

  119. Susan Johnson says:

    I would bake some delicious homemade bread, sliced and buttered, of course, and spread it with raspberry or orange marmalade… Yum!

  120. Margaret B. says:

    I would pair Strawberry fruit spread with yellow pound cake cut into pieces, layer it like a parfait, top it with whip cream, freeze it briefly, then eat chilled strawberry shortcake parfait, homemade.

  121. Margaret B. says:

    I would pair Strawberry spread with yellow pound cake cut into pieces, layered like a parfait, top it with whip cream, freeze it briefly and then enjoy chilled Strawberry shortcake parfait, homemade!

  122. shirley hall says:

    I mix orange marmalade with soy sauce to make a great dip for my fried venison tenderloin nuggets. Yum!

  123. Linda Pickle says:

    Cream cheese and crackers or toast

  124. I’d make a jelly omelet w/ the concord grape spread. I’d put the egg in the pan and make it as if I was going to make a crepe so it’s flat tortilla shaped and then once on the plate, spread the jelly on it and the roll it up and enjoy. My family loves it like that.

  125. Terri McMillan says:

    I’d try it on pancakes mixed with maple syrup

  126. I’d layer it with cream cheese and dip apple slices in it

  127. Aside from the obvious of toast and bagels, this would be great on pancakes and waffles, or topping off a sundae or as part of a fruit and yogurt parfait.

  128. Mary Shearer says:

    I would pair it with cream cheese on a crepe. MMmmm!

  129. mary simonton says:

    red raspberry or strawberry on cheesecake yum

  130. wild orchid says:

    I would pair with a bagel and cream cheese. I always have loved topping my bagel and cream cheese with a fruit spread too.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  131. Deborah Rosen says:

    I’d make PBJ sammies with Smuckers Creamy Natural Peanut Butter and Smuckers Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread, cut them in sixths, and serve them as an appetizer (or lunch! I know what good is!).

  132. katie martin says:

    The strawberry sounds good with cream cheese on a toasted bagel slice.

  133. It would pair well with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.

  134. Terry Cross says:

    I would pair it with white chocolate peanut butter on bread.

  135. I would pair with Greek Yogurt and granola. YUM!

  136. A great cheesecake

  137. maribel hernandez says:

    I would get a whole grain crackers and add cottage cheese with orange marmalade.

  138. Corinne Greiber says:

    I inject strawberry Smucker’s inside of a oatmeal
    banana muffin for an extra berry surprise inside.

  139. With strawberries & cheesecake.

  140. Suzy Wilkinson says:

    Take a flour tortilla and spread peanut butter followed with and of the Smucker’s Natural jam or jelly. Peel a banana and lay in the center of the tortilla. Roll up and eat! It is delicious!

  141. Janelle Bryant says:

    I would pair w/greek yogurt & honey

  142. Tiffany Kinard says:

    I think it would be perfect as a topping on cheesecake or ice cream.It also might be tasty on a piece of lightly toasted pound cake or even angel food cake.

  143. Brandi Perkins says:

    Vanilla pudding or cream cheese & a little whipped cream with choc or reg graham crackers… Good stuff!

  144. pair it with cookie butter (speculoos), or cupcake fillings

  145. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would pair it with a little butter!

  146. I would pair it with almond butter and would serve it on a cracker

  147. I would use it with ice cream.

  148. I would like Red Raspberry spread paired with smoked Gouda on toasted baguette, yum!

  149. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would mix it in with some low fat plain yogurt!

  150. I would pair it with fresh strawberries on top of cheesecake. Yum!

  151. Robin Abrams says:

    We take Strawberry fruit spread on toast with granola sprinkled on it.

  152. I would pair this with a little lite whip topping and vanilla wafers!

  153. I would pair this with a little lite whip topping and vanilla wafers!

  154. Sheila ashley says:

    I would pair graham cracker, cream cheese, red pepper flakes mixed with raspberry jelly sprinkled with crumbled feta cheese.

  155. Chocolate, with Graham Cracker and Strawberry.

  156. Some kids or adults don’t like oatmeal. I don’t want to dump spoon fulls of sugar in the bowl, so I take some Smuckers Natural (usually strawberry) and mix it in. It tastes great and has way less sugar depending on how much you add.

  157. Stacy Thornton says:

    Well my children love smucks jam. And what we pair with it is either, very simply good ol peanut butter or nutella and we spread it on a tortilla then roll it up. If the children are small you can cut it in half. My children love it as do there friends.

  158. saminder gumer says:

    i would make it with croissants and inject the smuckers inside and have it with tea or coffee for breakfast. i think it would be amazing.

  159. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would love to pair it with club crackers and peanut butter.

  160. Cathy Di Pietro says:

    One Cream cheese and pour a jar of red raspberry over it. Serve with crackers easy appetizer ….

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