Does anyone by chance have a good recipe for making berry preserves? I used mostly frozen berries, since it's what I had on hand, though my daughter happily added a couple of handfuls of mulberries that she picked. So it had raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and mulberries. I searched all over the internet for a good recipe for preserves, but it seems that either no one calls them preserves anymore, or no one makes them, because I didn't find any that I was really excited to try. I tried one that seemed simple enough, and considering I'm still in a lot of pain from the car accident, and standing for long periods of time still hurts, this one called for 4 quarts of berries, and sugar. Yep, that was it. I'd never made berry preserves before, so I figured for my first time, it couldn't hurt to give it a try. But by the time I finished and the jars had been sealed and then set aside to cool, I noticed that they still have a weak consistency. They aren't thick enough for my taste. And personally, I really think they needed something, but I'm not exactly sure what. If I had lemon juice in the house, I probably would have added a little of that in. I don't have any pectin at the moment, but I do have Knox gelatin. However, what few recipes I could find, all called for pectin. It seems that Knox is good if I want to make jello, which I don't! So, could anyone recommend a good recipe? I might be able to get a ride to the store where I can get some pectin, but not for a few weeks. Also, next month I'll be making black raspberry preserves and apricot preserves, and possibly peach preserves too. I don't have recipes for any of those either. Help?