Monday, July 14, 2008

Freezer jam!

Freezer jam, originally uploaded by heyer00.

Berries were on sale at the grocery store yesterday.... I was having visions of yet another berry pie (heaven!) but I decided I really wanted to try something different with the berries.

Something new, something that didn't require baking. So, I thought, freezer jam! I went to Target and found Ball pectin packets for making freezer jam.

I used 2 little packages (6oz) of raspberries, 2 packages (6oz again) of blackberries, and a pint of blueberries. The only thing I did differently versus the packet instructions was that I simmered the crushed fruit for a few minutes, because I'm allergic to fresh raspberries and blackberries. (I can eat them if they're cooked, though).

This jam is just heavenly! It's not as sweet as store-bought jam, but - of course! - tastes fresher. This was super easy to make, too!


Quillen said...

Oh, that looks pretty yummy!

I have made freezer jam and it often became fruit syrup. ;)

DaisyMeadow said...

It is yummy, and not syrupy. We had it on homemade bread tonight - a big slab of heaven, that!

Lynn said...

Yum! Sometime try blueberry/strawberry. It's the best.