I haven’t bought jam for quite a while. Why? I like to know what goes into the food I consume. Not only do I like to control the amount of sugar and knowing what goes into my food, I also like to support local farmers by shopping at my local farmer’s market. And have I told you it only takes 2 ingredients to make jam?
1.5 cups of fresh raspberries (you can also use frozen ones too)
¾ to 1 cup of organic sugar, depending on how sweet you like it
- Heat up your raspberries in medium heat. Use a potato masher to mash up the raspberries.
- Once the raspberries are mashed up, boil over medium-low heat for an additional 1 minute. Keep mashing and stirring the raspberries so it won’t stick to the bottom.
- Slowly pour in the sugar. Continue to mash and stir the solution.
- Turn the heat down to simmer, and be diligent in stirring the soon-to-be-jam for an additional 7 minutes.
- Bottle your raspberry jam.
Note: As the jam cools, it will settle and thickens even more. So, do not continue to boil it thinking it’s too liquidy. I made that mistake once; the jam was so hard at the end that it’s practically not usable (still edible, but it’s not appetizing).