Jul 19, 2012
One of my favourite things about the summer is the plentiful amount of fresh berries!! I love them all. I really miss having raspberry, blueberry and strawberry plants this year. But I still enjoy eating the berries regardless of where they come from.
Despite how much I enjoy them, there has been occasions where the berries were going to go a little mushier than desired if we left them in the fridge any longer. So one of those times I decided to whip up a simple berry jam that we could enjoy on toast, yogurt, waffles, pancakes or ice cream. It was nice and easy and very delicious.
3 c. of berries (strawberries, black berries, raspberries, etc.)
1 3/4 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. unflavored gelatin
1 c. apple juice
Bring berries and lemon juice to a boil, mashing the berries to cook in the juices. Reduce the heat and cook 5 minutes. Meanwhile, dissolve gelatin in apple juice (either cold or room temperature) and allow to stand 1 minute. Add gelatin mixture to berries. Stir thoroughly and cook 3 minutes. Pour into jars. Allow them to come to room temperature, then refrigerate. Fills 3 half-pint jars.
My recipe isn’t super sweet as there is no added sugar, so if you like it sweeter you might need to adjust the recipe.
What’s your favourite flavour of jam?