Monday, October 8, 2007

Strawberry Raspberry Jam

I love making jam. I love eating jam. I love all things jam. I've been making jams for years now, but never got it quite right. Only recently, after searching the 'net for a recipe that uses both the strawberries and raspberries I had in surplus, did I find the missing ingredient. BROWN SUGAR. This definitely made a world of difference and tasted perfect! I made a dozen bottles of this a week ago and after giving four of them away, I only have five left. That means Joe and I consumed three of them already!! I'm glad my personal trainer doesn't know about my blog......

P.S. I got this recipe from the magnificent website and made slight modifications.

  • 2 cups smashed raspberries
  • 2 cups smashed strawberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 5 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 liquid pectin pouches (2 come in a box)

Smash the raspberries and strawberries and place them in a large sauce pot with the water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat then add the sugars. Turn heat to high and bring to a rolling boil, stirring often. Quickly stir in the pectin and let boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and ladle into the jars to about 1/2-inch from the top. Place the lids on tight and turn the jars upside-down overnight then turn them right side up the next morning.

The jam will last for about 6 months in a cool, dark pantry and about 1 year in the refrigerator.


kristen & brandon said...

sounds really yummy! i'll trade you a bottle of yours for a bottle of one of mine!

Emilie said...

So....I would like to purchase this from you. It looks so good. I've never made jam before. I'm scared.

Lisa Kendrick said...

KRISTEN: It's a deal! I'm so excited to see you this Friday. Where should we go to lunch at?

EMILIE: Don't be scared to make jam! It truly is a simple act. My husband has even done it before and he rarely enters the kitchen. If you can follow a recipe, you can make jam.

Abraham and Sara said...

I am so excited to try this recipe. Jam is one of my most favorite treats! Thanks Lisa!!!

Jeff said...

I'm telling your trainer. (dialing, now...)

Anonymous said...

ok, i totally trust anything you're cooking!!! Great blog, but you need some lisa/joe pics too

Lisa Kendrick said...

I have pics and stuff about what's going on in my life on my myspace page. I have a lot more friends on that, so my blog is strictly for recipes.

Tuesday Girl said...

I always wante dto make jam, thanks for the recipe and for visiting my blog!

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