I heard about this jam from a friend some time ago, but it sounded too easy to be true. We both kind of dismissed it, never intending to try it. Well today curiosity got the better of me and I thought, ‘Why not?’ So I gathered my ingredients and got to work. Twenty minutes later, I had some delicious jam!
The ingredients are simple,
4 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries ( I threw in a handful of raspberries I had in the fridge, just to use them up)
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 box of lemon jelly powder
My sugar didn’t make it into the pic!
Place fruit in a large sauce pan, and break apart with a potato masher if desired. Heat slowly on medium high heat. Add sugar and jelly powder and stir until dissolved.
Bring to a boil and stir for two minutes.
Annnd…, you’re done! Allow your jam to cool slightly and pour into freezer safe containers. I ended up with just less than 3 cups of jam.
Allow your jam to set, and have a taste test! My husband was impatient to try it, so my jam wasn’t quite set when I spooned some on a cracker, but it set quite nicely when it was completely cooled.
Store opened container in the fridge, and pop the rest in the freezer.
My family loves it! I am going to try other fruit/jelly powder combinations too. You are only limited to your imagination with this recipe. Have fun with it, and your family will think you slaved away in the kitchen for hours!
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