Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Making Orange Berry Jam

Tonight I decided to make jam because berries were on sale at the store today.  My sweet hubby helped out a lot and it turned out to be a fun night.  The jam turned out yummy, a little more thin than I would like, but delicious!

Orange Berry Jam (Earlene Ertelt)
Prep: 30 min  Process:  5 min  Yield:  6 Half-Pints

3 c. fresh raspberries
2 c. fresh blueberries
6 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. finely chopped orange segments
2 tbsp. lemon juice
4 tsp. grated orange peel
1 pouch (3 oz.) liquid fruit pectin

Place raspberries and blueberries in a food processor; cover and process until blended.  Transfer to a dutch oven.  Stir in the sugar, orange segments, lemon juice and orange peel.  Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly.  Stir in pectin. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat, skim off foam.  Ladle hot mixture into hot, sterilized half pint jars, leaving 1/4 in. headspace.  Remove air bubbles, wipe rims, and adjust lids.  Process for 5 minutes in a boiling water canner (use canning instructions if you have never done this before).

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