I’ve been making jam. Basically, I like jam, but I don’t actually eat a lot of it…. and in all my years, I have never made it before.
Then came jam making sugar!
So today I made blackberry jam and strawberry jam. The secret to jam is easy…. add an apple, which is high in pectin evidently, helping it set up. And use jam sugar. And a squeeze of lemon juice. Basically I just eyeball the sugar as I don’t like the half fruit, half sugar model… and I don’t like butter. So I go easier on the sugar and add an apple. Boil on a rolling boil for at least 5 minutes. And then add to preserving jars.