You won't need a heavy saucepan, Mason jar, pectin, or paraffin to make these flavorful jams. Packed with chunks of fruit, they're a snap to make 0 with a little help from your microwave. Although these quick jams are made in small quantities, the mixture does bubble up in the microwave, so be sure to use a 6-cup bowl. Also, remember that doubling or tripling a microwave recipe changes the cooking time significantly. Once you've whipped up some jam, transfer it to a covered small container.. Refrigerated, it will keep for several weeks.
- Mix berries and sugar in 6-cup microwave-proof bowl. Microwave uncovered on HIGH 6 minutes. Let cool slightly. Transfer to jar and refrigerate covered.
- For Blueberry Jam: puree 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries and mix with 1/4 cup sugar. Proceed as above. (Makes 3/4 cup).
- For Peach Jam: pit and coarsely puree 2 medium or 3 small ripe peaches (about 12 oz.); mix with 1/4 cup sugar. Proceed as above. (Makes 1-1/4 cups).
- For Strawberry Jam: coarsely puree 1-1/2 cups hulled fresh strawberries; mix with 1/4 cup sugar. Proceed as above. (Makes 1-1/4 cups).
- For Blackberry Jam: puree 1-3/4 cups fresh blackberries; mix with 1/4 cup sugar. Proceed as above. (Makes 2/3 cup).
- For Citrus Marmalade: quarter, seed, and coarsely puree 1 each medium lemon and lime; mix with 3/4 cup sugar. Proceed as above. (Makes 1-1/2 cups).