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!
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 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.
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This person was also one who cut the recipe in half, & made it with frozen mixed berries! Easy as can be, as long as your stirring hand's in good shape, & we had this not only on toast & pancakes! And, call it what you like ~ It's still good over ice cream! Even gifted a small jar to a neighbor! Definitely a keeper of a recipe! [Made & reviewed in Everyday's a Holiday tag]