To all the folks changing the sugar/fruit ratio. Your jam will not set properly. You will either have an extreme soft set or a very hard rubbery set. The process of making jam is exact and the recipe really should never be altered.
Excellent! Cut the sugar down, it set beautifully. Gorgeous color in the jars. Thanks for posting.
First jam I've ever made & it was great tasting. I had to google "how to make jam" for the basics & followed the instructions on it to allow the jam to sit 5 minutes before putting in the jars to avoid floating fruit. Seems to have worked!
Delicious jam, but calls for way too much sugar. I used 4 cups, and it was just the right amount of sweetness. 7 cups would have made it sickly sweet. Otherwise, absolutely delicious combination of flavors!
The flavour combination is delicious and the colour is so pretty... this will go on my annual list of must-do's. I changed the recipe to accomodate the fact that all i had was powdered pectin. I prepared the fruit with lemon juice as directed, then combined it with the pectin in a soup pot and brought to a boil. Then I added the sugar (I cut it down to 6 cups), brought to a boil and held at a hard boil for one minute. I was very careful to skim and stir for a good 5-minute cooldown period before jarring it ("To Prevent Floating Fruit"). It's a soft set, which is just how i like my jam. Thank you for a wonderful recipe.
This jam is fantastic. Every person I gave it to for christmas has absolutely loved it. So easy to make! I made it according to the recipe, however this year I will buy raspberries when they are in season and freeze them myself, as they can be pricey. With fresh peaches. . . my favorite jam.
One word-YUMMY. I ended up using 1 cup cherries and 1 cup rasp(frozen) b/c I didn't have enough of either but it turned out great!!I thawed the rasp and drained them well and it turned out just fine.I was a little concerned about the liquid pectin b/c the recipe doesn't state how many oz. the bottle of pectin is. The only liquid pectin I can get here is in pouches and I wasn't sure if the pouches measured the same as the bottles. But it must b/c it gelled up nicely. This is definitely a keeper!!I also hard boiled it for 3 minutes instead of one b/c of the rasp being previously frozen.I didn't have to skim very much foam which is good b/c I hate that part!!Very very good!!!
My husband and I decided to try our hand at making jam this summer to give as Christmas gifts, and this is one of the best! This smell is fantastic, and it made 8 half-pints rather than 4. Great recipe!
This was my first time making jam, and this worked out beautifully! The recipe is pretty foolproof and the results are wonderful. I didn't have quite enough raspberries, so I added a few more peaches, without any problem. After my non-jam eating friends tried a spoonful, they were lining up to grab a jar. Thanks Di Neal!
This is really great! I substituted strawberries since raspberries were costly and looked kind of sad. Gelled nicely, looks pretty in the jar and the almond is a nice touch.