Jam or jelly, marmalade, and fruit butter and spreads. This is where you learn how to can the sweet stuff.
Sweet spreads made with fruit are acid foods and can be safely water bath canned.
Most jam or jelly recipes make a small batch and you may be tempted to double your recipe. However it is difficult to make double batches.
If you want to make more at a time have two batches going at the same time in separate pots. This way you keep the ingredients to 1 batch each pot but can make more at a time.
Both batches may be processed together just not cooked together.
Need to use a sugar substitute? Check out Canning with Splenda
Serve on toast or spread on pancakes for a scrumptious breakfast.
Spiced Peach Jam
How to make a peach jam with a hint of cinnamon. These flavors gives this peach jam a spicy warm flavor. Optional Almond flavor is a great combo with this.
Peach Nectarine Plum Jam
Combination of stone fruits makes what I've dubbed a 'Stone Fruit Jam'
How to make apples in a crock pot. Slow cook the apples overnight and your kitchen will smell heavenly in the morning!
Simple recipe for strawberry jam without the use of packaged pectin.
This was a fun project to take on and it turned out delicious. An easy jelly to make.
After a local orchard advertised u-pick cherries for 50 cents a pound.... We had a glut of cherries at our house. Cherry jam is just one of the cherry goodies I canned.
Grapes are usually made into jelly I know but..... I am jelly challenged! I have much better luck with jams. So here is how to make grape jam.
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Recipe
Strawberry Rhubarb jam using powdered pectin. This is a super easy jam tostrawberry jam make.
Orange Rhubarb Jam Recipe
Step by step directions for an Orange Rhubarb Jam. This uses liquid pectin.
Apricot Jam Recipe
This Apricot Jam recipe yields about 5 pints. If you want to do more at a time make single batches in two pots. Jam recipes don't double easily.
Corn Cob Jelly, I decided to try something fun. Corn Cob Jelly, sounds weird but hey if you add enough sugar even corn cobs can turn out tasty. :0)
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Q-Are air pockets in a sealed jar of jam ok?
Yes air pockets are normal. Your Jam is just nice and thick and so the air made bubbles. As long as it is not excessive and you are sure you used the correct processing methods and time, there is no problem.
Q-How long do you have to wait to eat Concord Grape Jelly? In other words, is it ready as soon as it cools?
As soon as it cools and sets up it is ready to eat. Actually as soon as it cools even if it is not set up you can go ahead and use it. Occasionally it will take a week or so to set up.