Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Homemade Raspberry Jam

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.

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