Thursday, November 6, 2008

A follow up from Wordless Wednesday...

Some of you wanted to know how to make jam after yesterday's WW photo, so here's my recipe...
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If you've never done any home canning here are a few tips:

  • sterilize jars right before use, either in a dishwasher on sterilize setting or in boiling water on the stove, keep warm until pouring in hot jam to avoid breaking jars with temperature change
  • purchase a funnel that fits inside the top of the jar to help avoid spills when ladeling in hot jam
  • purchase a set of jar lifting tongs, they really are the best way to avoid dropping hot glass jars
  • the box of Ball brand fruit pectin comes with a little recipe booklet inside, there are tons of jam and jelly recipes on that little booklet
  • please visit http://www.homecanning.com/ for lots of useful information and recipes
  • don't be afraid to mix fruits and berries, strawberry raspberry is a good combination as well as raspberry blackberry, yumm yumm!
  • I do not recommend EVER trying to make orange marmalade, it is an unGodly amount of work that will leave your fingers orange for days, I speak from experience

Happy Jam Making!

9 comments:

sandy said...

I will have to try it. I have never made jam before, but it looks great!

Indigo Children said...

Thanks for posting this. I can't wait to try it.

Andrea said...

Good luck ladies! It's really very simple to make and can fruit jams. Once I tried it, I was hooked!

Felicia said...

Ohmy! This looks like a lot of work! hmm...maybe i'll have to pass on canning! LOL!

Felicia said...

BTW

Did you pick up your award yet?

Haasiegirl said...

andrea, i have a message for you in the writers forum

http://www.momdot.com/forum/index.php?topic=4326.0

trisha

Custom Blog Designs said...

Fabulous!

Jolly Mom said...

This looks great!!
You've been tagged!
Jolly Mom

Debateur said...

Yummy. I sure wish I could cook.