Canning Recipes




Master Recipe For Freezer Jam
Ingredients:
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method


Cooking Directions:
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4 cups prepared fruit such as
blueberries, strawberries, raspberries,
blackberries, or sour cherries
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 package powdered pectin
1/2 cup cold water

Wash and dry fruit. Pit, if necessary. Chop. Crush in large bowl using
potato masher. Add sugar and lemon juice. Stir to combine. (Note: If
using sour cherries, increase sugar to 3 cups.) Let stand for 30 minutes.

In small saucepan, stir pectin into cold water. Bring to a full boil.
Cook for 1 minute. Pour into fruit mixture. Stir for 3 minutes, or until
well combined and cooled.

Ladle jam into hot, sterilized jars. Wipe rims. Seal with lids. Let
stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Place in freezer for up to 1
year. Defrost. Store in the refrigerator.

This recipe yields 5 half-pint jars.





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