Friday, September 2, 2011

Freezer Berry Jam

My in-laws and I took the kids raspberry and blackberry picking at Makielski's Berry Farm. There is nothing better than fresh picked berries! They are a lot sweeter than the average berry you find at the grocery store. We ended up bringing home 2 gorgeous pints of raspberries and 2 pints of blackberries. We made a big dent in my strawberry freezer jam this summer so I thought what's better than to make than some Raspberry Freezer Jam. Yum!!! It will provide lots of sweetness to our family all winter long.

Freezer Berry Jam
Source: Real Mom Kitchen

4 c. blueberries
2 c. raspberries
5 c. sugar
2 T. lemon juice
3/4 c. water
1 pkg (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin (Sure Jell)

In a large bowl, mash the blueberries. Add raspberries and mash. (I just pulsed each of the berries a few times in my food processor) Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Let stand for 10 minutes. In a small saucepan, bring water and pectin to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add to fruit mixture; stir for 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.

Pour into jars or freezer containers; cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Cover and let stand overnight or until set, but not longer than 24 hours. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 1 year.

Yield: 3-1/2 pints.

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