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Not Canning (easy, easy, easy jam) September 9, 2008

Filed under: Preserving the harvest,Recipe — blueheronlocal @ 4:15 pm
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(thanks,, for the photo!)

(thanks,, for the photo!)

We ran out of jam the other day, which constitutes a crisis in our household, as we are major consumers of the stuff. Being low on both funds and the energy to go out and buy jam, I decided to make some at home.


This is an easy way to make jam without canning. You can store it in the fridge for about a month in a closed container. It’s also a great way to use summer berries that you’ve frozen or just gathered. You will need:


4 cups of your favorite berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc., or a combination)
1 cup sugar
A few tsp of fresh lemon juice

Combine the berries and sugar in a pot and bring to a simmer over med-high heat. Turn down to medium and cook until the mixture thickens. This can take about an hour for fresh fruit, longer if you’re using frozen fruit. Stir in the lemon juice when done. Yum!


2 Responses to “Not Canning (easy, easy, easy jam)”

  1. Tammy Says:

    Excellent. I just finished making some tomato jam myself!

  2. blueheronlocal Says:

    Don’t hesitate to post the recipe, if you are so inclined…

    -goldlentil, shamelessly trolling for recipes 😉

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