Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays

Today's recipe is for my all time favorite thing to eat, homemade raspberry freezer jam.  Now I have to tell you that I am a bit of a snob when it comes to jams.  I have tried tons of different brands in my quest to find one as good as my mom's freezer jam.  I have even sampled the same jam that the Queen of England likes, but none hold a candle to this fantastic jam.  You can make this jam at home in about 45 minutes and then freeze it for up to a year.  I have one jam making day a year, and make enough jam for my family, and to give as gifts to my friends and neighbors.

Ingredients:

4 cups of mashed fruit (5 pints of raspberries)
1 cup of sugar
1 medium lemon
1 packet of pectin for freezer jam

Directions:

1.  Rinse and drain 5 pints of raspberries in a large bowl.
2.  Using a potato masher, smash the berries until there are no longer large chunks.
3.  In a separate bowl, stir together sugar and fruit pectin.
4.  Squeeze the lemon into a bowl, remove all seeds.
5.  Add the lemon and pectin/sugar mixture to the bowl with the smashed berries and stir for 3 minutes.
6.  Ladle the jam into jam jars, let sit for 30 minutes.
7.  Freeze, or eat your jam.



2 comments:

  1. Ohhh so simple and so yummy. TFS
    Hugs
    Bernie

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  2. graceincaliforniaJuly 8, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    oh, you make this look so easy... i've gotta try it, TFS!

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