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Making jam is something I love to do. I love the taste of homemade jam. It’s not very hard at all, why not give it a try.

Here is how to make Homemade berry jam:

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of berries
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup of sugar

Method:

  1. Roughly chop up your berries.
  2. Put all your ingredients into a saucepan, on medium heat, reduce to a simmer.
  3. Allow mixture to cook until jam reaches the consistency you like, runny, or thick.
  4. Wash a jar(s) and place in the oven at 120 degrees for 20 minutes to sterilise.
  5. Carefully fill the hot sterilised jar with the jam and put on the lid.
  6. Leave the jar and jam to cool.
  7. Store jam in the cupboard until opening and then store it in the fridge.

What’s your favourite jam? Please add comment below.

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  • Our favourite jam is just berries blended with chia seeds, no cooking and no sugar. Simple and pure.

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  • How simple! I have wanted to make jam for a while now. I have a passionfruit tree at my parents house which makes a massive amount of fruit

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  • I believe in filling the jars as full as possible and only filling and sealing one jar at a time ..don’t fill all jars then lid them.
    Process is fill, place lid on and turn up side down and leave to cool, then turn right way up and press lid in middle to see if it pops ..if it pops it is not sealed properly, so turn/flip back over again.
    Homemade jam really is delicious but unfortunately way to much sugar for me ..its St Dalfour for me.
    Thanks for sharing Jessica.


    • If I’m going to have jam I’d rather have homemade but yes it’s so sugary unfortunately.



      • that is a really great tip because i was always curious about the bottling and sealing process. everyone usually just focuses on the actual recipe. thanks

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  • I must admit, there is nothing like homemade jam. It’s always something given to Mum from other friends. What a surprise if I were to make her some!

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  • That sounds wonderfully delicious and simple. I love Raspberry Jam.

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  • Like the fact that your jam has so much less sugar than the normal recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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  • It sounds delicious and so easy to make the jam.Thanks for sharing.

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  • I used to live at a property that had a huge pear tree and several citrus trees so I would make pear chutney and marmalade. But since having children and living in this house the preserves went out the window as we have no fruit trees. I never think of buying fruits and doing things like this. I really should.

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  • I always thought jam was harder to make!

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  • Hopefully the lemon juice acts as a preservative. In the old days when you added sugar sometimes some of the fruit in a batch was riper than others.
    My Grandma and my Mum used to make it in a huge pot 12pound of fruit at a time. The recipe said equal parts fruit and sugar. Mum used 2/3 to 3/4 quantity of sugar. Sometimes some of the fruit was a bit firm. The sugar was also supposed to work as a preservative. It had to boiled for a reasonable length of time. The apricots were cut into quarters, sometimes smaller. We also made plum jam, peach & pineapple jam, plum sauce – much tastier than tomato sauce – the vineagar, onion etc removed the sweetness. For the jam we used to let the sugar soak into the fruit before we started cooking it. The sugar would gradually go down to the bottom, so always endeavoured to get most of it back up to the top so it didn’t stick to the pot. Pouring a cup or so of water in at the bottom helped to prevent the sugar sticking to the pan. We all took turns stirring it. It all tasted like the original fruit.

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  • how easy does this look. i am definitely interested in giving this a try

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  • I did not realise how easy it was to make jam! My brother in law has a blueberry farm and we always end up with stacks of berries so I my need to make my own jam next season!

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  • i have always wnated to try to make my own jam! Thank you for giving me a recipe that is easy to follow

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  • Nice to make homemade jam. I always do just freshly cut fruit with chia seeds in the blender (without all the cooking in sugar)…nice pure and healthy.

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  • Wow, I never knew it could be so easy to make Jam. Thank you

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