Monday, September 12, 2011

Nothing better than Homemade Jam

So, my friend Amy made homemade jam a few weeks ago, and her efforts tweaked my interest! Since then I've been wanting to try my hand at this jam-making-thing. 

Homemade jam is really quite easy. If you've never made homemade jam you're really missing out. You've gotta try it, but I will warn you. Once you go homemade, you won't go back to ordinary store bought jams or jellies. 

My recipe is called Freezer Jam. It calls for 2 1/2 pounds of fruit (your choice: berries, peaches, plums, nectarines, etc.), 1/3 cup lemon juice, 2 1/2 cups of sugar and 1/3 cup of powered, no sugar pectin. 

Boil your crushed fruit and lemon juice on medium high heat. Whisk together the sugar and pectin. Add to boiling fruit, stirring until sugar mixture completely dissolves. Return to a rolling boil. Boil 1 minute. Let cool and transfer to jars. Be sure to leave 1/2 inch space at the top of the jars. Seal and let sit until cooled to room temperature. To store, freeze, up to 6 months. To enjoy immediately, refrigerate, and serve cooled. 





  
Enjoy!! 

PS. Jars of Jam or Jelly always make for great gifts too :)

13 comments:

  1. You did it! Yay! About how many jars did you get? I need to make more. Our recipes are a little different since mine doesn't require boiling, but I love to see all the different ways to make jam out there!

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  2. Wow, good job!! Always wanted to do this!!

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  3. that looks so delish! I've been eating home made jam care of a few friends all summer. i'll be very sad when it's gone. I tried making peach jam one year and it turned out very badly, i'll stick to baking lol :)

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  4. this looks yummy and cute too! :)

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  5. i always love seeing what you get up to as well as what you're wearing when you do it!
    you domestic goddess you! :)

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  6. You are awesome.
    I am still looking for the motivation to try this!
    Looks amazing!!

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  7. Yay!

    I made home made strawberries in decorative jars as a gift for my guest at my wedding, it's so much fun to do and delicious!

    Virginie ♥

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  8. I love jam so much! I can't even keep it in the house, otherwise I eat it from the jar!!

    x
    Michelle
    www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  9. mmm i loved homemade jam too! now your just making me hungry!

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  10. mmm i loved homemade jam too! now your just making me hungry!

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  11. Looks yummy! I've never tried homemade jam. It looks pretty simple so maybe I'll give it a try one day :)

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  12. Great pictures. I wish I had more time so that I could do this! :)

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I would love for you to stop by again soon! xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

    -Anna

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