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's 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.
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Using a crock pot to make apple butter is not only easy, you'll wake up to the amazing scents filling the house.
This Apricot Jam recipe yields about 5 pints. Remember, jam recipes don't double very well. Use two pots!
Cherry jam is the taste of summer in a jar! I make several different things with cherries but jam is always on the list.
Corn Cob Jelly may sound weird but hey, if you add enough sugar even corn cobs can turn out tasty. :0)
This was a fun project to take on and it turned out delicious! An easy jelly to make and a great way to learn about wild edibles.
Grapes are usually made into jelly I know but... I am jelly challenged! I have much better luck with jams.
If you find yourself with a bunch of oranges and aren't sure what to do, this is for you! Serve on toast or spread on pancakes for a scrumptious breakfast.
Using the rinds from an orange with rhubarb, this delicious jam is easy to make! This uses liquid pectin.
Combination of stone fruits makes what I've dubbed a 'Stone Fruit Jam.' It's delicious and a great way to use up several fruits at once.
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.
Strawberry jam is one of life's simple pleasures. Here is a simple recipe for strawberry jam without the use of packaged pectin!
Strawberry Rhubarb jam is a light and delicious combination! This is a super easy jam to strawberry jam make, using powdered pectin.
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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.