Found this little gem in an old Woman's Day magazine I had laying around the house. You choose the fruit; strawberries, peaches, blueberries, plums, or whatever other combination you can come up with. 4 pounds of fruit makes about seven half-pints. This isn't exactly a speedy process and requires a lot of stirring so grab a good cookbook to read!
- 4 lbs fruit, your choice
- 4 cups sugar
- Wash fruit and discard any skin (from peaches or the like).
- Cut fruit into pieces no larger than 1 inch each.
- In a large heavy-duty saucepan add the sugar and stir over medium heat while the sugar melts and the fruit softens.
- Cook, stirring constantly until the jam thickens. this may take an hour or more. Cool, then spoon into very clean jars, cover with clean lids and refrigerate up to 3 weeks.