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Jam Making Thread!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by chicken boy sam, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    I've been thinking about making some blueberry jam. My Grandma has a whole bunch of canning jars ( Literally 200+) and I wanted to use them. Any suggestions? Do you make jam? Here's the link to the recipe I might use: http://www.blueberry-recipe.com/blueberry-jam.html

  2. I haven't made blueberry, but if you want to try a delicious and a little different peach marmalade, take 7 #'s peaches, don't peel them, just chunk them up and throw in a few pits in the kettle too. Helps prevents sticking. Add 4#'s sugar and 1 cup cider vinegar and simmer till its thick and sort of translucent looking. I have even done it in a crockpot and while they turn darker, its still GOOD eatin!!!!!!!! Put in jars, and while I don't water bath them, I suppose you could, I just put paraffin on mine. Talk about heaven on earth when its cold and snowy and you have fresh hit biscuits and Grandma's peach marmalade. My mom called it peach butter too . . .but I think marmalade sounds nice!!!
  3. WVchick71

    WVchick71 Songster

    Jul 24, 2010
    Small Town
    I have never made blueberry but in the spring i make Strawberry Jam and cant keep it for long! I tried Peach once but it wasnt received like the Strawberry!
  4. Bare bottom farm

    Bare bottom farm Songster

    Aug 23, 2009
    White Pine
    [​IMG] so glad to this see thead!!
  5. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Songster

    Nov 5, 2008
    Ok, I have tons of Blueberries.I raise my own and Love them, but never like the jam.
    Untill I found this recipe you have to try it.It is the best I have found for Blueberry.

    Bluberry jam
    1lb of fresh blueberries fresh or frozen (about 1 quart)
    3 1/2 c. sugar
    1 Tbs.lemon juice
    1/4 tsp. cinnamon
    1/8 tsp ground cloves
    1 pouch of liquid pectin ( I disolve a box in 1/2 cup water)

    Crush berries in a large dutch oven or sauce pan.
    Add lemon juice ,cinnamon, cloves and sugar.Bring to a full rolling boil.
    Quickly add pectin and stir constantly for another full minute.Remove from heat and ladle into jelly jars.Wipe rims and seal. makes six 1/2 pint jars.
  6. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    i use wild Maine blueberries when ever possible! they are the sweetest without having to add a lot of sugar! i can get those year round in our area at a local grocery store that has them frozen. don't buy Wylers even though they are a company from Maine, their berries are not the wild Maine type at all and nowhere on their bags is it marked their source!

    i use the recipe from Ball Blue Book and so far i get a lot of compliments from people that buy from me. i do omit the lemon juice though. but i think i may make a batch using the cinnamon!

  7. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
  8. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
  9. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    Made some for the first time this year from fresh picked blueberries. I just used the recipe that was in the sure-gel pectin package. I used the strawberry and raspberry jam recipes that's included in the package, too.

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