Wednesday, August 27, 2008

BookMarked Recipes...JAM!!

Well, I figure since I am always doing Jams and Marmalade's, I might as well do one for the Ball Blue Book of Preserving and get my Book Marked Recipe done early. Ruth host's it weekly and I have greatly enjoyed trying to get something done every week. So I had planned on a Spiced Blueberry Jam today, but have been itching to make Strawberry Marmalade. I love Marmalade and Strawberry Jam so how awesome can the 2 be together? Thinking I was putting strawberry lemonade in a jar I just had to make it.
Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade
¼ c thinly sliced lemon peel
4 c crushed strawberries (about 2 quarts)
1 package powdered pectin
1 Tbsp lemon juice
6 c sugar
Cover lemon peel with water; boil 5 minutes; drain. Combine lemon peel, strawberries, powdered pectin and lemon juice in a large sauce pot. Bring slowly to a boil. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Bring to a rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Ladle hot marmalade into hot jars, leaving ¼-inch head space. Adjust two-piece caps. Process 10 minutes in a boiling- water canner.
mm..strawberry with a hint of lemon. Yummy!! Sadly I didn’t have much left a ton of foam for once, and a little marmalade that I added to it making a funky bowl of the two which still tastes fantastic. I love the bright red color of it as well. I got a bakers dozen of little 4 oz jars that 13..hmm 12..lucky people will get in their Christmas package! And for once the event is done before the day it is do haha. and this picture above is the funky bowl of foam and a bit of the marmalade, weird lookin but soo tasty I am not gonna keep anything I can eat??? Check out the round up sometime Monday you will find some awesome entries or go and check out the past round ups, either way check out Ruth's site its great!


Megan said...

Perfect Christmas present! I've made a little jam for Christmas baskets but have more in mind!

Jen said...

I have really wanted to try canning for a while now- the little jars you use are so cute!

SweetDesigns said...

It took me years to get the courage to do it haha.. and I am not sure if they are right, I think I make them a bit to thick hehe.. but it will take practice and I am loving making them. I am going to end up with sooo many come the holidays, too many plans for em.

Lauren said...

i just had my first canning experience (i blogged about it, too) but haven't tried jam yet. i'm a little scared but might try it if i get t use cut teeny jars.

Ruth E said...

Tina this jam sounds great, love the idea of the lemon with the strawberries. Great idea for a Christmas present!

Angel said...

Wow those look so amazing. I can't wait to get to taste some!!!!

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