We go through a lot of jelly in this house and not just on a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Fruit spreads are great with crackers and cheese, as an ingredient in a marinade, in baked goods, etc. Of course, we do eat our share of PB&J as well! I rarely buy plain old squeezable grape jelly…instead we usually opt for more unique flavors like blackberry, cherry, or apricot. Well, I THOUGHT those were fairly unique until I got a chance to try a selection of Fischer and Wieser fruit spreads! I was thrilled with the selection of flavors they offer and couldn’t wait to try them out. If you have never heard of Fischer and Wieser, here is some information about them from their website:
Founded in 1969 as a roadside peach stand, Fischer & Wieser is a family owned company that has grown into a producer of gourmet specialty foods that are sold internationally. Turning nature’s bounty into some of America’s favorite pantry items is no easy task. But Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, a family business in the Texas Hill Country, has proved what two feisty German families felt in their heart of hearts when they started: If you’re honest and have a quality product, people will keep buying it.
Fischer and Wieser offers a number of different fruit and vegetable based products. You will find not only jam, jelly, and marmalade but also an assortment of sauces, salad dressings and mustard. Their goal is to create gourmet products with unique flavor combinations to inspire your culinary adventures. If you spend some time browsing through the variety of flavors they offer, I think you will agree that the selection is both extensive and creative!
The company sells its extensive line of products from coast to coast and internationally but it continues to be owned and operated by members of the Fischer and Wieser families in Fredericksburg, Texas. Their retail located is located in a historic warehouse just a few blocks off Fredericksburg’s Main Street with a well-stocked showroom for easy shopping. The Fischer and Wieser historic roadside fruit stand currently offers as many as 70 award-winning products to choose from.
For my review, I was sent 3 different Fischer and Wieser fruit spreads: Whole Lemon & Fig Marmalade , Red Hot Jalapeño Jelly , and The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Jam . Each one comes in a 10.9 ounce jar and retails for approximately $6.95. These particular varieties are also gluten free. So, here is a little bit about each flavor and what I decided to do with it!
Since my husband and I love to grill out, we decided to make a nice sweet/hot BBQ sauce for our kabobs. It was very easy…just 1 cup Italian dressing, 1 container of Fischer and Wieser Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Jam and 1/4 cup ketchup. Wisc together until well mixed and use half as a meat marinade and half to baste with while grilling. The jam is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy…not mouth on fire spicy, just a little bit of a kick to it! The Chipotle peppers combined with raspberries create a wonderful flavor!
I used the Fischer and Wieser Whole Lemon & Fig Marmalade to create these Whole Grain Lemon Fig Bars. These were absolutely delicious! The taste of sweet figs combined with citrus flavors was unique and very refreshing. The lemon and fig flavors seemed to be in perfect balance, with neither one really predominating. My family absolutely loved these bars, which we topped with home made whipped cream! YUM!
Fischer and Wieser fruit spread
My all time favorite way to enjoy Red Hot Jalapeño Jelly is to simple top a Wheat Thin with cream cheese and put a dollop of the Red Hot Jalapeño Jelly right on top. The creaminess of the cream cheese along with the sweet and spicy flavor of the jelly is the perfect snack for me! Just enough of a kick to know you have some jalapenos in there! The Fischer and Wieser jalapeno jelly had little bits of fruit and jalapeno in it for a touch of texture.
Fischer and Wieser have a ton of recipes on their website if you aren’t sure how to spotlight some of their amazing products. Each product page has links to the recipes you would use that product in, which is very helpful! You get a discount off the price for buying multiple items and you can receive a 15% off coupon by joining their email list.
I was thrilled with all of the products I received from Fischer and Wieser and certainly recommend checking out their fruit spreads if you are getting a bit bored with the plain old flavors you find at the grocery store! If you would like to learn more about this company, you can check them out on Facebook.