It’s “Jam” Time . . .

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I’m not sure why it is, but I LOVE making jam.  There is a sense of satisfaction I get making my own homemade jam.  There is seriously nothing like the sound of that jar “popping” when it seals, it makes me smile every time – I actually laugh at myself – it’s like YESSSSS!! Blueberries were on sale last week so over the weekend I made “Blueberry Jam” and it is delicious.  The recipe is below and comes right out of the “Certo” box.  If you have never made jam – just try it!! blueberry jam

Blueberry Jam

This is from the “Cooked Jam Recipes”: Makes 9-10 cups (I use 8oz. mason jars)

4 pints fresh blueberries (8 cups) = 4 1/2 cups crushed
1 large lemon = 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
7 cups sugar (I know that’s a lot but it’s not super sweet!)
2 pouches liquid Certo
 

My advice is too have everything pre-measured to make it easier – once the mixture starts boiling things move pretty quickly. I also run my jars through the dishwasher to make sure they’re clean and to make sure they’re hot before I pour the jam in them. Have an oven mitt ready – the jars are HOT with jam when you’re tightening the lids.  I also turn them upside down after tightening – just for about 20 minutes – not sure why – think I read it somewhere?

Here is the link for the directions – it’s a bit lengthy but promise – not difficult!!

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/certo-blueberry-jam-60609.aspx

 

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Hi, I'm hoping that my blog and my experiences will help to encourage you. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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