Who is up for some homemade raspberry jam? When I learned how to make jam with Ball's Instant Fruit Pectin (sometimes labelled "No Cook Freezer Jam"), it changed my life. All you need is one envelope of instant fruit pectin, 1 1/2 cups of sugar and four cups of crushed fresh fruit and you can make 5 (8 oz) jars of jam. In less than 30 minutes, you measure, stir and fill the jars. Read the directions, but it is that easy! It will keep in the refrigerator for 3 weeks and can be frozen for up to one year. Can you say Christmas presents?
I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love toast spread with raspberry jam on a cold Winter morning. Or how about a crisp cracker topped with a sliver of white cheddar and a dollop of bright red jam. Yum!
In a few easy steps, you can preserve the delights of Summer 2011. Come on, you know you want to.