Thursday, January 22, 2015

Two Berry Freezer Jam

 

 

 

I think having a morning ritual can be a peaceful way to wake up. Because I am not working, I have the luxury of starting my days at a slower pace, but my day does always start with breakfast and more importantly, coffee. The perfect compliment to a big cup of coffee in my favorite, seasonal mug is a thick slice of whole grain bread, topped with some homemade jam.

This Two Berry Freezer Jam is from a basic recipe I have used before and can be prepared with either fresh or frozen berries. Since fresh berries are expensive in the winter, I used frozen this time and the taste is as bright and fresh as ever. To make this two berry flavored jam, I used a package of frozen strawberries and one package of frozen raspberries. You could certainly change the fruits for any kind of two berry mix you prefer.

This is so easy to prepare and when finished cooking I spoon it into two freezer containers; one to use now and one to put in the freezer for later. It really is like having a slice of summer on this cold, snowy winter day.

 

Two Berry Freezer Jam


Place 1 bag ( 1 lb) of frozen strawberries and one bag ( 1 lb) of frozen raspberries in a large heavy pan. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar (or Splenda equivalent), 2 T lemon juice and a splash of water. Stir well and bring to a boil. Boil constantly for about 40 minutes, stirring often. Liquid will be reduced and berries will be popped when jam is ready. Scoop hot mixture carefully into two freezer containers. Enjoy!

 

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12 comments:

  1. Nothing better than homemade jam. I love that you can control the sugar content.

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  2. You have some of the best ideas . . . This one sounds YUMMY!

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  3. That jam looks so incredibly delicious. I'll definitely have to try your recipe. Have a great weekend... :)

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  4. This sounds delicious! You're right, waking at a slower pace is one of those delightful luxuries of being retired!!

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  5. I like you have my days free, every morning I start my day with a cup of tea, and toast with Almond butter and raspberry jam. I have two huge bags of frozen berries I froze from the farmers market this past summer so I'll give this a try. Is the large bag you are referring to a pound? Just need a gage since I'm starting with my own berries. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  6. My mom used to make it. So good!

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  7. Oh, yum. Looks wonderful and such an easy peasy recipe to boot.
    Roughly; about how much does this make......... 1/2 pints, cups, what size freezer containers ?
    Thank U 4 sharing the recipe

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  8. Using frozen berries is a terrific idea, Vicki.

    Have a good weekend.

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  9. I love this idea. What size bags or how many cups of fruit? I am a senior living on my own so I don't want to make a big batch. Freezer space is small. Thank you for the ideas.

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