Friday, November 22, 2013

November FotM recipe: Cranberry-Pineapple-Strawberry Jam

We learned a very important lesson while canning this jam:
Every time you break a jar...  an elf dies (explodes).


...uhh, we'll explain more after Christmas.

Would you just look at that color?

We used our basic jam recipe:
9 cups fruit (in this case about 1/2 cranberries, 1/4 pineapple and 1/4 strawberries)
6 cups sugar
4 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon (or lime) juice (we used a combination of both) pretty!...

Combine all of the ingredients and cook until thick and jam begins to "sheet" and has thickened to your liking (test by dropping a small amount onto a cold plate and allowing it to cool for a few seconds) stirring frequently (ever few minute or it will burn on the bottom) and scraping foam as needed.  Ladle jam into sterilized canning jars and process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes.

Makes about 3 pints.

...we tripled the recipe and split it between us...

...don't forget to set some aside for yourself!

Oh...  and most importantly...  ENJOY!

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