{Closed} GIVEAWAY – Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Gift Basket with $100 Cooking.com Gift Card

This giveaway is now closed! Winners are Marishannon, Sheryl, Maria! Congrats!

Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest: The Best Fruit from the Best Places…”When you want high quailty preserves with a unique variety of fruit, choose Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Preserves and enjoy the taste of premium fruit preserves.” Smucker’s expanded there preserves products a few years ago to include the Orchard’s Finest preserves variety. Orchard’s Finest products use only the fruit picked from the height of the season in the regions where the fruit grows best…so the cherries from from Michigan, the strawberries from the Pacific Mountain region. And the flavor certainly shows…it’s so rich and delicious!

Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Flavors: Coastal Valley Peach Apricot, Fall Harvest Cinnamon Apple, Michigan Red Tart Cherry, Northwest Triple Berry, Northwoods Blueberry, Pacific Mountain Strawberry

(Please pardon the grainy iPhone photo.)

And then there’s the 2 year old…who can’t get enough of the Orchard’s Finest. He’s been known to stick his tiny little fist right into the jar and enjoy a jelly snack. And now that he can open the fridge himself, he just tries to drink from the jar. I’m worried I might be raising a jelly and jam snob here!

A couple of different ways to use your Orchard’s Finest jams –

  • Pancakes, served with the Orchard’s Finest Cinnamon Apple as topping/syrup
  • Serve over shortbread or angel food cake – instead of whipped topping (my kids are dairy free, so this would be a nice sweet topping!)
  • Thin out the Orchard’s Finest Orange Marmalade with some milk and use as dipping sauce for “Orange Chicken Fingers”
  • Serve on a “sausage breakfast sandwich” – I love eating jam with sausage…and put it on a biscuit or English muffin bun…yum!
  • Crackers, cheese and jelly “bar”…with a variety of crackers, soft cheese and the orange, blueberry, raspberry and apricot Orchard’s Finest flavors to assemble your own appetizer.
  • Use the empty jars to gift homemade cocoa, chai tea or other food mixes.

Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Gift Basket featuring the following ($150 retail value):

We are giving away three Orchard’s Finest gift baskets to celebrate the holiday season.

Contest Details

1. Contest ends Friday, December 16th at 5 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

  • Entry #1: Leave a comment just sharing a fun and creative way to use your favorite jelly flavor.
  • Entry #2: Click the “Share” button above, or tweet the following: Win a Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Gift Pack & $100 Cooking.com gift certificate from @5dollardinners  http://bit.ly/orchardsfinest
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  • Be sure to leave separate comments for each entry.

2. Winner will be selected by Random.org.

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*Disclosure: I did receive a similar gift basket and products for sampling and photographing.


  1. Ashley says

    I love the combination of sweet, salty and savory. So, I like to roll out a little puff pastry, sprinkle it with cooked, thick cut bacon, place a wedge of baby brie in the center and add either apricot or triple berry preserves on top before I wrap it all up in the dough and bake for 20 mins. It’s good for the holidays and sooo yummy!

  2. Jamie says

    My newest favorite chicken recipe- 2/3 C. jelly + 1/4 cut acid (i.e. vinegar, lime juice). I’ve been having all kinds of fun playing with flavors and different combinations! You marinate the chicken in the mixture, then grill. You boil/ reduce the marinade and serve it over the chicken. Delish!

  3. Cathy says

    I like to make nutri-grain style cereal bars with jelly in the center. Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. shandra pacheco says

    I add jelly in center of simple muffin recipe, if I use orange marmalade I add a few squeezes of orange juice to batter. Very good!

  5. Sue D says

    I use them in bar cookie recipes. I also like to fill almost empty jars with milk and shake for a little “milk shake.”

  6. Diane says

    Mix apricot preserves, (the Coastal Valley Peach Apricot would be delish!), with chicken and golden raisins and you have a tasty twist on chicken salad!

  7. Cassie S. says

    When I lived in Hawaii we went to this amazing buffet that had the best jelly stuffed french toast. I love to recreate that at home with jam and cream cheese!

  8. Connie says

    hummmmmmm……….I’m not the most creative and you named my usual ways……….so how about adding a little to a smoothie for a flavor boost?