Thursday, July 30, 2009

simply raspberry jam

I know, it is a little early to be thinking about Christmas, but wouldn't this be a great gift? Local raspberries in season have resulted in raspberry jam, raspberry smoothies and fresh raspberry lemonade. These little jars were so cute, we filled eight of them with this simple jam recipe. But now we are not sure if we can wait until christmas to give them away.

Simply Raspberry Jam
8 cups raspberries - fresh or frozen
5 cups sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients in a large pot and heat to boiling. Stir frequently and boil for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and spoon any bubbles from the top (there is nothing wrong with them, they just don't look pretty in the jar). Spoon the jam into warm jars, wipe off the rims of the jars and place lids and rings on.
Process (heat in boiling water bath) for 15 minutes.
Makes about 4 pints.

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