Last weekend I made jam.
I was so inspired by the homemade jams up in Vermont at the farmers market that I came home and was determined to make jam.
One of the easiest and best decisions I’ve made in a while.
I mean, easiest because we have a pretty awesome bread maker that I knew from the get-go made jam, so I figured it couldn’t be too difficult to add some fruit, and just let our Cuisinart do it’s thang.
And do it’s thang it did. I’m obsessed with the jam I made. I’m trying to justify making more but I don’t want it all to go bad so I may refrain.
Keep in mind this recipe is to be done with a breadmaker. Though here’s a good and easy explanation of how to do it all semi-old fashioned-y without a bread maker.
Mixed berry Jam
(Makes 1 pint)
1 c. sugar
2-3 c. of blueberries, black berries, and strawberries
1/8 c. pectin
I didn’t have as many blackberries because a few of them were starting to look moldy so I picked out the ones that were okay and added them in. I wasn’t planning on the strawberries but since I didn’t get all of the blackberries they helped substitute.
Mix together berries, sugar and pectin.
Add to breadmaker pan (with paddle attachment.)
Make sure the settings are on jams/preserves. Hit start. Let it do it’s thang.
After it’s done (I think ours took about an hour and a half) let cool for a few minutes – pan will be dang hot! Transfer jam to a jar of your choosing.
Best flippin’ jam ever. Yumm.
Have you ever made jam? What type should I make next??