Thursday, January 3, 2013

If you are in a jam, call me!

My mom came up the other day to help me organize my closets.  Who does that but your mom?  We had some time afterwards, so we decided to make jelly\jam.  I am glad that I am taking advantage of the time I get to spend with her.  This is super easy to do and a great gift idea.

My mom chopped up the berries to make it easier to squish.
I squished up the berries with a spaghetti spoon.  A potato masher is recommended, but we didn't have one.

Mix sugar and fruit pectin, see box picture below.

Add water and bring to a boil.  This is the part I really had to pay attention to.  When it gets boiling, stir for a minute and then take of the heat.

Add berries and mix in sugar\pectin mixture.  I put it in measuring cup that makes it easier to pour.

I add some extra baby food jars laying around from another project I did last year.  Don't fill all the way to the top if you are planning to freeze the jelly.


This is the box I picked up at the grocery store.  The box says no sugar needed, which is true, but we needed sugar for the blackberry\raspberry recipe.

How to make jam pot covers
Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/273171533618260898/Charmingly sweet lid covers for lovely jars of homemade sweetness. #jam #jars #fruit #food #preserves #baking #country #chic #farm
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16 comments:

  1. OH YUMMY!! ~julie

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    1. I tried it today, and it was yummy!

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  2. Such a cute project. Love canning, my dad does it all the time! I can't get store applesauce ever, since I have been spoiled with the real stuff! Thanks for stopping by our blog! Happy New Year!

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    1. My grandmother makes applesauce, and it is so good. I will have to try it sometime.

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  3. Yummm! I've always wanted to make jam (well I tried once in high school but it was a massive fail, I don't think I had the fruit pectin), this is motivating me to give it another try!

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  4. Well how cute are you, your blog, your jam title and post, clever chicka clever and if I ever get in a jam Imma callin' you ha! Thanks for linking up girl this is so cute! I love Pinterest like love love lol! Such cute ideas! The way you decorated the jars is so uber cute and would make cute house warming gifts of neighbors moving in the neighborhood. I thought my mom was the only one in the world that schedules to come up and do a chore lol hahaha! It is fun spending time with them though ha! Hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year I am a new follower :)
    Summer

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    1. You are so sweet! I love the material on the top of the jars is so homey:) I need to actually get mine covered and give them to my people. Thanks for following along and commenting!

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  5. This looks so yummy and I love the idea of making them into gifts. :) I know I would love me some homemade jam. :)

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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  6. How cute and what a great idea to give to friends and family :) love it!

    xo, Jenna

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  7. My grandma gave all her kids boxes of jam she had made from fruit on her farm every year for Christmas. Her raspberry pineapple jam is still on my list of favorite things of all time. She died a couple years ago, and it was rationed out for holidays. Last Christmas was our last year to have her jam with us for the holidays. It's such a sweet memory. Keep that up :)

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    1. That is a nice memory. You should try making some of her recipe. It may not turn out the same, but it will be a good way to remember her.

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  8. Those are so beautiful.... and I be they are absolutely delicious!

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