Making homemade jam is really not too hard. Here is my favorite recipe for making it.
YUMMY and everyone in the family loves it. It does not last very long in our house.
3 pounds of fruit - I use 1 pound each of berries to make a mixed berry jam. Raspberries, Blackberries, and Strawberries.
3 1/3 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of coarse salt
2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
Stir the ingredients together in a large heavy bottomed pot.
Bring to a boil. Stir it until the sugar is dissolved and mash the fruit with a potato masher.
Add the lemon juice and continue to boil.
Stir it frequently until the bubbles slow, chunks of fruit show at the top , and the mixture clings to a spoon , but falls off in clumps. About 10 to 12 minutes.
Skim any foam from the top.
Ladle the jam into clean, glass jars
. Leave a 3/4 inch of headroom from the top of the jam to the top of the jar.
Let them cool completely.
Cover with tight lid, label, and refrigerate for pu to a month. You can also freeze for up to a year.
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