Basic berry jam

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 quarts Berries
Sugar

Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 20:37:07 -0500 From: kmeade@... (The Meades)

Recipe By : Elizabeth Powell

Use only freshly-picked berries and include a good percentage of under-ripe berries. Pick over carefully and wash, removing stems, hulls, and debris.

Place in enameled or stainless steel pot, mash well, and bring to a boil over moderate heat. Cook just until berries soften.

Put through food mill. If desired, this pulp may be strained through a finer sieve. Measure pulp into an enameled or stainless steel pot that is at least four times taller than level of pulp. For every cup of pulp, add 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil over moderately high heat and continue to boil until the temperature of the jam reaches 221 degrees F on a candy thermometer. (The stage at which the mixture will form a jelly of the desired consistency if a spoonful on a small dish is placed in the freezer for one minute.) Keep an eye on the boiling jam and stir frequently! When jam is ready, ladle into sterilized jars, seal, and process according to jar manufacturer's instructions.

NOTES : Berries may be blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, or strawberry MC-RECIPE@...

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