Experimenting with jam... Yum!
I suppose this belongs in the harvest forum but I'm more inclined to just talk to my neighbors here. :-)
I found a handful of ripe raspberries and blackberries on our new bushes this morning. Literally, less than 1/2 cup total. I wondered if I could make a little bit of jam with them. I did. It's FABULOUS and only took 10 minutes. The almost 1/2 cup of berries made one of those 1/2 cup mini canning jars full.
I've been experimenting with jam the past couple of weeks as it's too hot to go outside.
I tried regular pectin, low sugar pectin, and homemade pectin. By far the best tasting jam is from the homemade pectin. If you have unripe apples and want to know how to make it, I'll be happy to share. I tried two different ways and found the one that worked best for me.