Thursday, July 1, 2010
After a long planned berry picking trip, we brought home a lot of berries & I was wondering how to use up all the berries before they turned bad...then decided to turn half of them into yummy jam....but am yet to decide what to do with the rest. But first, one batch of berries get turned into a rich, scrumptious jam.
2 cups strawberries
1 1/2 cups raspberries
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 tsp lemon zest
2 cups sugar
4-5 tbsp water
Hull the strawberries & place all ingredients except the sugar into a pan & cook over medium heat. Bring to a boil till bubbly & the fruits break down & get mushy.
When the fruits are mushy, roughly mash them with a potato masher. Dont completely mash...there should be a few pieces remaining.
Allow to bubble for a few more mins. Add the sugar & stir well till dissolved.
Reduce the heat & cook till the jam thickens.
Ladle the jam into sterilized jars & seal. The sealed jar can be stored on a pantry shelf. Once opened, store in the refrigerator.