We use jam in this house for quite a few things. A classic PB&J, to top some homemade yogurt, on a slice of fresh bread or to top some vegan pancakes. Once I found out how easy it is to make I began making jam at home. We have a purple plumb tree in the backyard and lots of little hands so our jam making shenanigans began. First we started with plumbs alone, then plumbs and strawberries now we mix up whatever fruits we have in the house that are about to go bad.
This is the recipe we use to make our delicious jam.
3 cups purred fruit (the picture above is blueberry, raspberry and strawberry.)
1 cup of sugar or Stevia
3 Tbs of low or no sugar pectin
(I used orange vitality oil from Young Living to give this blend a hint or orange)
Bring puree to a boil. Mix pectin with sugar to prevent lumps. Add sugar mixture to the fruit a few tablespoons at a time until the sugar and pectin dissolve. Once the fruit mixture reaches a boil that cannot be stirred down remove from heat and add to hot jars.
Meanwhile place a pot of water on the stove to sterilize the jars and lids that will hold your jam. Place glass jars in the boiling water to sterilize. Remove right before filling. The jars should still be hot when they are filled with the hot jam. Put the lids on the jars while it is still hot and leave on the counter to cool. The jam will thicken as it cools.