Mmm… Monday #12: Frozen Berry Jam

If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable – each segment distinct.
~Letty Cottin Pogrebin

It’s been a while since I’ve done an Mmmm… Monday!  I’ve had this one sitting in my bank for a while and just haven’t put the post together.

I add a homey touch by putting some fabric and a bow on each of my jam jars given as gifts.

This week, it’s all about jam. Fresh, homemade jam with no preservatives. I’ll never go back to eating store-bought jam again (well, except when I’m at DINFOS where I don’t have the ability to make my own!).  I purchased a bread maker about five years ago (against my mom’s advice… oh you’ll never use it that often). I’m so glad I did! When I purchased it, I saw that it had lots of different settings and could make lots of different things. But I didn’t know it could make jam. I looooove my Oster breadmaker.

This recipe came with the breadmaker. It’s awesome. I tend to give jam (and cookies!) away for Christmas. I am always getting asked for this recipe. So here it is:

Frozen Berry Jam

Ingredients

Mixing it all together.

  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 (10-12oz) package of frozen berries (raspberries and strawberries are ideal)
  • 1 pouch (3oz) liquid fruit pectin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Combine the ingredients into the bread pan.
  2. Select the “Basic” setting. Press “Start/Stop.” Allow to mix 5-6 minutes, scraping the sides with a rubber spatula. Press “Start/Stop” to cancel.
  3. Select the “Bake” setting. When the display unit reaches “00:00,”  press “Start/Stop” to cancel.
  4. Using hot pads, remove the bread pan.
  5. Pour jam into containers; cover.
  6. Refrigerate to set. Makes approximately 3 cups.

Yeah, that’s it. Four ingredients. Now, I have no idea how you do this without a breadmaker that has these settings, but the mixing is

Mmm... Jam!

just that… gentle mixing so that everything is together. The second set is just a bake setting, which I’m sure you could do on a stove or in an oven. I just don’t know what temperature and how long you would need. The baking setting here lasts exactly an hour.

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5 thoughts on “Mmm… Monday #12: Frozen Berry Jam

  1. Okay, so i was looking into a breadmaker and I am sold on anything that can be a multitasker! And its funny you put up jam today.lol. So did it. ps, love the quote!

  2. I love my breadmaker, too! My husband makes jam by hand, but I love to use mine for mixing dough and making cinnamon craisin bread for french toast. Maybe I’ll convince the hubs to start using the bread maker for his jam. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. My breadmaker actually has a jam setting on it! That threw us all off (“It can bake french bread, sourdough, whole wheat, pizza dough… jam?”) and I’ve always ignored it, but I might have to try it now!

  4. Pingback: Mmm… Monday #17: Jam Oatmeal Bars « Wife of a Sailor

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