homemade raspberry jam

Last night I made jam. Ooey, gooey, yummy in the tummy jam. It was so incredibly easy that I can’t believe I haven’t done this before.

I started out following the recipe in the Ball Blue Book , cutting ingredients by two-thirds because I only had three cups of fruit. On the first try, the fruit didn’t gel. Maybe I had let the berries get too ripe? I boiled again and added some powdered pectin. Still no luck. Tried one more boil and some more pectin and voil√†! Jam!

Two containers are in the freezer. A half filled container is in the fridge. Now I just need to make something that needs jam. Maybe scones?

resources: Target has the Ball Blue Book in stores right now with the canning supplies. I also found this website helpful and followed this advice when my jam didn’t gel.

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3 Responses to homemade raspberry jam

  1. Beth Cordell says:

    Where do you go to pick raspberries? I would LOVE to get some!

  2. Julie Stewart says:

    Hey Julie, I vote for scones to go with your jelly too! I just recently made some pina colada jam and got such a rush when it turned out well! :) Something about seeing those little jars lined up makes me giddy! LOL
    Take care and enjoy!

  3. Lisa Hatch says:

    That photo is gorgeous!