We headed up to Barrie Hill Farms yesterday morning to pick some berries. Wow were they ever ripe!!
My husband decided that we should make jam. We’ve never made jam. So I went online to find a recipe. Do you know how much sugar they call for?!? Anywhere from 4-7 cups. No way!
So, we experimented. While the consistency is a little thin,it tastes delicious and it isn’t loaded with sugar!
- 6 cups mashed berries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 Certo liquid pectin
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- Put the mashed berries and the pectin in a pot and bring to a boil. Add the sugar, then the lemon juice. Boil until thick (it was at least an hour, maybe two, should’ve timed it for you).
- Let it cool in some jars and put them in the freezer. Apparently it will last about a month in the fridge.
We did two baskets of berries and got six jars of jam. I had some on toast this am and it was Gooood!