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Homemade Raspberry Jam

May 9, 2017

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?

Ingredients:

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

Steps:

    • 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).

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