Monday, September 26, 2011

Mason Jar Monday! Jam!

Who doesn't like Jam?  
Here I have a super easy recipe to make right in your microwave.

Diced or Crushed Fruit 
* For Strawberry use about 3 1/2 cups to make 2 cups and add  1 1/2 TB lemon juice
* For Berry crush 3 cups of raspberries and blackberries to make 2 cups and add 1 TB lemon juice

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp butter or margarine

Prepare the fruit and place in an 8 cup microwave safe glass bowl.  Let stand for about 1/2 hour to allow juices to form.
Microwave on high for 10 - 15 minutes, stirring every 2 -3 minutes.
Spoon out about 1 TB of jam and refrigerate for about 15 minutes and then test consistency.  If you like thicker jam, reheat to boiling and microwave an additional 2 minutes.  

Makes 2 cups

Store the jam in a Mason Jar for several months in the refrigerator, or freeze for longer storage.


Happy Monday!

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