Archive for April, 2010
Temple Square Hospitality is now selling authentic Old Nauvoo Jam! The jars can be purchased at both The Lion House Pantry and The Nauvoo Cafe in four delicious flavors – raspberry, strawberry, peach and pomegranate pepper.
Old Nauvoo Jam was developed by Russ Reed (pictured above) who grew up near Nauvoo, Illinois. The jams and jellies are produced in Hurricane, Utah. Reed’s credo is to “use as much Utah fruit as possible”. Old Nauvoo Jam contains no artificial preservatives, flavor, or coloring. The simple ingredient recipe include fruit, pectin, lemon juice, and cane sugar.
Russ Reed does most of the work himself, blending, mixing, and tasting his creations until perfectly delicious.
“My mother and grandmother were famous jam makers in Quincy, which is just south of Nauvoo,” says Reed. “You might say I’m following in their footsteps.”
He inherited his mother’s secret jam recipes several years ago, and Russ embarked on recreating and refining the many flavors he enjoyed at the table as a child.
“I’ve always felt there was a need for old-fashioned, homemade jam like we enjoyed in the old days. Now it seems like everyone doesn’t have time to make jams and jellies anymore,” says Reed.
Temple Square Hospitality introduced these new jams during General Conference weekend. Russ Reed came to serve samples of the jam on Lion House rolls and answer questions from the public.
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