Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Easy homemade jam!

Like everyone else posting on their blogs as of late, I would like to share my favorite way to make jam! This is the way my mom makes it and it is SO EASY, really!! So here we go!

We use Ball brand Instant Fruit Pectin. One packet calls for 4 cups of strawberries (or other fruit of your choice) and 1 1/2 c. of sugar (or other sweetener). That's it! 2 ingredients, you can't beat that! And there's no cooking at all involved.

Find some pretty strawberries. I just bought a big container of strawberries (so the amount shown in the pic, but in one package) for $2.75 at Sam's Club! So run over and get some before they're gone!

Then you cut, cut cut. Next puree them however you choose. I used a food processor, but a blender would do just fine!

Next mix the pectin with the sugar until combined and then pour in the strawberries! Stir for 3 minutes. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture while I was stirring) Then ladle into jars and let it sit for 30 minutes. That's it! You are done!!

Then admire your jam! I doubled everything so we can have jam all year round...or until it runs out, whichever comes first. I never add fancy labels since we use the jars over and over and it's kind of a pain to scrub the stickers off and add new ones. But they are definitely cute if you want to do that! (For some cute free jam labels, go here)


Christine said...

I use ball fruit pectin too! I love how easy it is and it tastes the best, in my opinion. I will never go back to regular jam. In fact, I just made a whole batch yesterday.

Nicole said...

I know! It really is the easiest and so yummy! I'm with you :)

Niederfam said...

Hmmmm...maybe I'll try that this week......homemade jam is the BEST. Thanks for the "recipe" ;)