I have never attempted to make jam. I actually don't know why because it is actually pretty easy. Perhaps I didn't because I thought it involved canning jars and all that came with THAT. (?:
This is jam made from Pluots. Don't know what a Pluots is? Well neither did I until this summer while shopping at my local Costco. A Pluot is a cross between a plum and apricot (I think)...at least that is what the name sounds like. This wonderful fruit hails from France and is a summer delight.
I had some that were getting ripe and needed to use them so I found a jam recipe somewhere on the net. Here it is in all its simplicity:
4 parts cut up fruit
3 parts granulated sugar
3 tlbs. of lemon juice
When I made mine I had to figure out by actually measuring the fruit in a one cup measure....did the same with the sugar.
Add all the above ingredients in a deep sided pot...heat until temp comes to 221 degrees...I stirred mine pretty much constantly as I didn't want it to burn. If it does not appear thick enough...cook a little longer until you like the consistency.
Let cool and put into pretty jar. It will get thicker and a little firmer if you put it in the fridge.
This makes a sweet jam with a little bit of tart because of the lemon juice. You could probably fool around with the sugar and lemon juice if you wanted it a little less sweet. You could also use any fruit you have on hand such as blueberries or strawberries.
We had it on toast this morning and it is wonderful.
Who knew jammin' was so easy?
have a sweet day,