I brought them in as it started to pour. When life gives you raspberries and rain, you make raspberry preserves or jam! It looks like we will have quite a few this year too and I am thankful because they did not get pruned or cared for at all last year!
I was very excited to try a recipe for making jam without store bought pectin. I found it in our Georgia Magazine, put out by our local EMC. You can see the article and some other recipes here:
Easy Berry Jam
4 cups berries rinsed (author says to dry but I can’t quite figure out why….)
3 Cups granulated sugar
In a large pot cook berries for 5 minutes. Stir in two cups of sugar and boil for another 7 minutes. Add the last cup of sugar and boil for 10 minutes. Ladle into hot jars and cover with hot seals and rings. Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.
This was the easiest recipe that I have ever used for jams and it has “set” nicely and tastes yummy! You can see that one jar is no longer full… I will probably never buy packaged pectin again! A few weeks ago, I made strawberry jam with purchased pectin.
When my strawberries come in again later in the season, I’m going to try this with them. I also have some thornless blackberries that are coming on!
Have you ever made jam this way? Have you had success doubling the ingredients and made it in one batch?
Hoping for an outside day tomorrow!
I'm visiting and meeting new friends at these fun parities: