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Homemade berry jam!

Posted by Rob Phoenix on April 3, 2021 at 10:10 AM

For an extra Easter treat this year, I decided to make jam. My son found this recipe on his favorite You Tube channel" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Green Witch! I couldn't settle on the type of berry I wanted to use so I decided to make a mixed berry jam using blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

It's a little early in the year so the berries aren't at their sweetest, but that's ok.

For this recipe, you'll need about 4 or 5 cups of your chosen berries, 1 lemon, and about 1/2 to 3/4 cups of sugar. You'll also need a nice pot to cook it all up in, a jar to store it in afterward, and a knife and cutting board to cut up the berries.

Start by roughly cutting up the berries. No need to get too detailed on this, just chop a little bit. It can be messy, but it's still satisfying!

Then put the berries in the pot with the sugar and the juice from your lemon. 

Because my berries were on the tart side, I added extra sugar. I might regret that, we'll see. But the recipe isn't carved in stone so feel free to add or subtract as you like.

Now cook the mixture on the stove on medium heat until it starts boiling, then reduce to a simmer and cook for about an hour, stirring often.

You'll have to watch your jam closely to see when it starts to get that jam consistency you are looking for. You can put a teaspoon on a plate and let cool then test it to see if it's the consistency you want. This is probably the trickiest part of the process, knowing when it's done. Just watch it carefully and you should be fine!

When it's all cooked, add it to your clean jar and let it set and cool.

This should stay good in the refrigerator for a few months. But hopefully you'll enjoy it so much you'll be making fresh every few weeks!  Enjoy!!!!!

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