Nathanial Garrod

How I Made Jam

When I first heard about making jam, I was told it was a long, hard and challenging process. Apparently, there are things that can go wrong and ruin it. WHA?

After picking berries in the morning, my friend and I got lunch, grabbed some canning jars, and proceeded to JAM!

We threw a pot of water on the stove, then strained some berries to mash.

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After mashing the berries, they were put in a pot and boiled with some sugar and pectin.

IMG_9399While that was boiling, the canning jars had to be sterilized – this meant they all went in the previously mentioned pot of boiling water for ten minutes – then the lids went in for 10 minutes. After boiling the jam for a couple minutes, it was canned. We made two batches, which filled about 9 and a half jars.

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While I expected it to be challenging or difficult, it was actually super easy. And now I have a ton of blackberries leftover.

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What’s your favorite thing to do with blackberries?

3 Comments on “How I Made Jam

  1. Sunita
    August 22, 2013

    Fine! You lured me into commenting. How can I resist when blackberries are involved? I love anything baked with blackberry love. Pies & crisps and cobblers… oh my!!

    • Nathanial
      August 22, 2013

      OMgosh! Sunita, can I have your favorite crisp recipe??

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