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:

Spread a Little Sunshine this Winter (giveaway included)

We use Smucker’s® Natural Fruit Spreads to create quick and simple no bake desserts or snacks!
4.91 from 21 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Course Snack/ dessert
Servings 1



  • Start this fast and easy treat by spreading the low-fat cream cheese on the graham crackers
  • Top the cream cheese with Smucker’s® Natural Fruit Spreads (we love the raspberry and strawberry)
  • Sprinkle the slivered almonds and enjoy

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy.

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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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!!

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 5 stars
    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!!!!

  18. 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.

  19. 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 🙂

  20. 5 stars
    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!

  21. 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.

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

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

  24. 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!

  25. 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


  27. 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.

  28. 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!

  29. 5 stars
    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.

  30. 5 stars
    I would pour the raspberry Over warm pumpkin pie with some vanilla ice cream and a tall glass of milk! Yuuum!

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

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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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?

  36. 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

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. I’d spread some Smuckers with cream cheese and turkey on a tortilla to make a roll-up snack!
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  40. 4 stars
    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).

  41. 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.

  42. 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

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

  44. 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.

  45. 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!

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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!
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  49. 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!).

  50. 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!

  51. 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.

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

  53. 5 stars
    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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

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