Raspberry jam? Yes, please!I have never made jam of any sort, and to be honest, I guess I thought it would be hard….I’ve said in the past that I have been intimidated by recipesbut I wasn’t letting it hold me back any longer! I had looked at a few recipes online, and knew I needed pectinso I started there. The box had a recipe that I used and it was quick and easy! Here is what you need:8 cups of raspberries4 1/2 cups of sugar2 lemons1 cup of light corn syrup1 pkg of pectinAnd containers of some sort. ~Gather all of your ingredients~
First, smash your raspberries. I used a potato smasher and it worked perfectly.
Next, add the juice from 2 lemons and the package of pectin and mix it together. Then, let it sit for about a half an hour, stirring occasional.
Then add in the 1 cup of corn syrup and your 4 1/2 cups of sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Last, pour into your containers. I used these “Take Alongs” from Rubbermaid. They hold 1 1/2 cups and work great in the freezer.
Look at that… My very first freezer jam complete and it tastes delicious! And you know what folks? This took less than an hour to make,including the 1/2 hour waiting… Nothing intimidating about that!