• Iris Windsor

Lets Make Raspberry Jam!



At this time of year we start to think about Christmas and gift-giving. We also start thinking about our budget and just how far our money will stretch


This raspberry jam is beautiful and one of the easiest jams to make. It is a good recipe for a beginner as well as a seasoned cook. I can assure you that you will never have store-bought raspberry jam ever again once you have tasted this


Start the day before you plan to make jam. Get your jars and lids clean and ready to just pop in the oven at the time of bottling. You can have the jam made, bottled and be cleaned up in

just over an hour


This jam is very economical to make. The CSR 500gm Jam setting sugar is available from the supermarket and Aldi has the cheapest raspberries as far as I can see.


$2.40 is a very inexpensive beautiful Christmas gift and a homemade gift is always happily accepted and highly thought of.


Raspberry Jam

Ingredients

1 kg frozen raspberries

4 cups jam setting sugar (available from the supermarket)

2 tablesp lemon or lime juice


Method

1. Place 2 or 3 clean saucers in the freezer

2. Place frozen raspberries in a large saucepan

3. Add jam seta sugar

4. Add lemon juice

5. Stir to combine all ingredients

6. Stir occasionally till mixture boils

7. Boil for 15 mins, then place a spoonful of jam on a saucer from the freezer

8. Return to the freezer for a couple of minutes

9. Test by pushing against the jam on the cold saucer

10. If the jam wrinkles, it shows that the jam will set

11. Scoop off any scum that appears on the surface of the jam

12. This is to prevent cloudy jam

13. The jam should boil for about 30minutes to set. Stir occasionally

14. Remove from the heat

15. Pour hot jam into hot steralised jars

16. Seal with clean steralised hot lids

17. Turn the jars upside down to stand on their lids to cool

18. Check that all jars are sealed when cold

19. If the jar is not sealed store in the fridge and use first

20. You can store the sealed jam for at least 12 months in a cool dry place


Note: To steralise jars

Place you selected jars and lids in the dishwasher to wash

You can also do this by submerging jars in a large saucepan covered with clean water

Bring to the boil and boil for a couple of minutes

Remove from boiling water and place in oven

Heat to 120C for 15 minutes

Place lids into heat just before you need them

If you leave the lids in the oven for too long, the plastic seals in the lids will be destroyed

Fill the hot jar with hot jam and cover with a hot lid.


Always use a large saucepan as suggested. This gives a larger surface area for excess liquid to boil away and evaporate and jams sometimes come up higher in the saucepan if boiling rapidly

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