There is something about canning, pickling and “jamming” that I find very rewarding. Not that it is so expensive that I have to learn how to “jam.” Not that I could not find any good jam on the market; there are tons & tons. You know what it feels like to me, it feels like a caring jar. In order to go through the process of canning & cleaning, you have to love someone enough to do this for him/her. (My name is Pang, and I so approve this message!!) I don’t know why, to me, canning translates to caring, but here it is, my raspberry jam for all of you.
- 3 lbs. fresh raspberry
- 4 cups cane sugar
Wash raspberry and put them in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add sugar, toss to combine, and set aside for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, sterilize 16-ounce jar and lid by immersing it in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain & dry on a rack before using.
After 1 hour, place the saucepan over medium-low heat, covered with lid, and slowly bring to a boil. Stirring occasionally. Increase the heat to medium-high, without lid, and boil for 15-20 minutes or until thickened. Check the thickness by removing a small amount with spoon & allow it to cool slightly; it should be thick after 15 minutes, if not, check again after a few minutes. When the jam is ready, spoon it into a jar immediately and seal.
This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Eva from from Kitchen Inspirations. Also, I want to shout out a special “Thanks a million” to Genie from Bunny Eats Design for inviting me to this fun event.
I experimented with auto exposure bracketing for this post -a technique used to take triple shots in 3 different exposures. It saved me time with dramatic results. I highly recommend it 🙂
This post is also part of Fiesta Friday#17. A fun party where we “meet” every Friday to share our food & experiences 🙂 Our co-hosts this weeks are Jhuls@The Not So Creative Cook, Selma@Selma’s Table, and Alex@Dinner Daydreams. Thank you Angie@The Novice Gardener again for the kindness & fun 🙂 I am back again, see? 🙂
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