Friday, July 2, 2010

Fun Project--Strawberry and Raspberry Jam

Are you looking for something to do with your children this summer? Let makes fresh fruit jam/jelly. You will spend some quality time with your kids, and also save money as the same time. It is easy, fast and fun to do.

Gather Your Fruits

  • 2 quart of fresh strawberry
  • 2 quart of fresh raspberry


Prepare Your Fruits
  • Wash and quartered your strawberries, and mash them in a bowl. If you still want pieces of strawberries in your jam/jelly, then keep them coarse, not fine!
  • Wash your raspberry and mash them in the bowl. If you don't want to have lots of seeds, then run the raspberry through a strainer.

You Will Need
  • 2 boxes of Natural Gel, no sugar needed fruit pectin. You can control the amount of sugar needed if your strawberry or raspberry are on the sour side. I used 1 cup of sugar for the strawberry, and two cups of sugar for the raspberry.
  • One box of pectin for each.
  • 3/4 Cup of water for each jam/jelly

Now You Are Ready

  • Bring water to a boil, and dissolve Natural Gel Fruit Pectin
  • Add to your mashed strawberry mixture/raspberry mixture
  • Stir them up
  • Pour them in containers or jars

Repeat the same steps above for the raspberry. Let your jam/jell cool, and then refrigerator them. It can be kept in freezer for up to 6 months.

Enjoy summer bountiful!

Linking this post to Frugal Friday, and Foodie Friday!



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9 comments:

  1. Oh my that jam looks delicious! And it is so nice to see an easy recipe for jam - usually they all seem so complicated!! Thank you for sharing it.

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  2. That sounds so delicious and refreshing and a great fun project to share with the kids.

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  3. Wow... it looks very tasty and interesting... i'll ask Mom to try that for us... she'll surely enjoy it... thanks for sharin' it!!!:D

    A wonderful weekend!!!:)

    >Kelvin

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  4. Yum, the jam sound delicious. Your recipe is so quick and easy, maybe I will try it this weekend. Thanks!

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  5. What a treat this would be, Icy. Would it work with other berries such as blackberries or blueberries - or can you combine the berries for a mega berry treat?

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  6. Thank you all for your support..

    Carmen, I haven't try to combine the berries yet, but tempting too. I think they would work just fine.

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  7. That looks so delicious and refreshing. Perfect treat for this time of year. :)

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  8. it's even healthier doing your own jam...good work icy!

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  9. Thanks so much for the steps to making jam. I don't have children yet, but I might do this myself. :)I never made jam before so this would be a great time to start.

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