Bumbleberry Jam

nameltrabAugust 14, 2012

Hi all - new to this forum (and to making jam!)

I made my first batch of bumbleberry jam a couple days ago, and although it was way better than store bought jam, I found it REALLY sweet (1 cup strawberries, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup raspberries, 6 cups sugar, 1 package liquid pectin ~70mL).

Does anybody have a 3 berry/bumbleberry recipie that is really high in fruit, and really low in sugar?

Anything else I can do to reduce the sugar? I've also seen some recipies with a little lemon to add some tartness, would that help?

I thanks in advance for all your help!


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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Although we don't use cups here the proportions for a traditional jam are equal weights of sugar and fruit. 1 cup sugar is about 200 grams, depending on the type of sugar. 1 cup blueberries is about 140g. And you were using 2 cups of sugar per cup of fruit! That is more than twice as sweet as a classic jam, let alone a low sugar one.

You could try this question on the Harvest Forum which is specifically for canning info. Run your recipe by the Harvest people and see what they suggest.

Here is a link that might be useful: Harvest Forum

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 6:25AM
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Hi Flora - no wonder it was so sweet! Thanks for the link, I'll check over there - Eric

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 9:53AM
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