‘Tis the Season To Make Jam!



If you’ve never made jam, now is the time to try it! You can find wonderful fruit at fruit stands, farmers markets and even your grocery store. I had about 20 peaches. To make jam I also needed canning jars (or jelly jars), lemon juice (I use the kind in the bottle), pectin and LOTS of sugar. I also put a small jar of maraschino cherries in mine.

To make jam – buy the pectin first – it usually is sold in twos. Follow the directions in the pectin box. There are two ways of making jam. The quick and easy way is to make freezer jam. It’s very delicious, if you have room in your freezer.

I cooked my jam so it can be stored in my cupboard. Be sure to follow directions as to how many cups of fruit, lemon juice, sugar and pectin to use. I wanted to make my Mom’s peach jam that was my FAVORITE when I was young. I chopped the maraschino cherries and added them, plus part of the juice.

It’s fun to try any jam – whatever fruit is available to you. You may even find a new favorite!

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Comments on ‘Tis the Season To Make Jam!

September 14, 2008

Chris T. @ 7:35 pm #

Peach jam is my favorite.

alicia in Hawaii @ 8:00 pm #

I’ve really learned a lot by reading your information here. I don’t have what you deal with, but I am wheat sensitive and some of the ideas you have here have helped me.
I also really like your crafty site: http://theglutengal.blogspot.com/
I find your bags adorable! As you know, I love to craft up anything…and bags are my softspot!
Keep up the good work!
alicia in Hawaii

September 20, 2008

Christine @ 7:01 pm #

I am so excited you put the jam on your website. That is the best jam ever and brings back warm memories.