Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Jam So Easy, A Kid Can Do It

Step 1: Buy pectin. This one is my favorite, the directions are on the back and it uses less sugar than any other recipe I've seen, 4 cups fruit to 1 & 1/2 cups sugar.

Step 2: Wash fruit. In this case, we are making golden raspberry jam.

Step 3: Smash fruit. This is the best smasher ever! I don't think they make these anymore.

Very kid friendly part.

Step 4: Mix pectin, sugar and fruit together. If you don't want seeds, push raspberries through mesh strainer before you measure and mix.

Step 4: Label, bottle and freeze. Done!

Now you have jam to last you until next year.


Amy said...

Yum! I have never had golden raspberry jam. That sounds delicious!

Pollyanna said...

Oh I have to try this. I just wish I had golden raspberries like you do.

Do you have to keep it in the freezer or can it go in the cabinet?

Roxanne said...

Wow- I had no idea it could be that easy! I'll definitely be giving this a try. And I love that there is less sugar in it. Seems silly to me to use beautiful healthy fruit and then add 5 cups of sugar to it.

bunzi said...

wow that is easy! and your kids look so cute making it! hehe very nice pics.

Dot said...

yummy! i'm posting a link to it :)

Sara said...

Pollyanna, this type of jam does have to go into the freezer. If you want to have shelf-stable jam, you'll need to do the kind where you put the jars into a boiling water bath to seal them.