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Well, it ought to be tasty!

Posted by heather1970 utahzn5 (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 14, 09 at 18:37

I was preparing a pot of apples to make applesauce today. I remembered seeing in the freezer an 8 oz container of strawberries that I had cut up and froze with some sugar. I decided to chuck those in the apples because the freezer was getting crowded. AFTER I thawed it in the microwave for a minute and dumped it in the apples I realized it was really a container of strawberry freezer jam!
So far it all smells divine and I imagine it is going to taste pretty good too. I just wonder if it might thicken up a bit, and hopefully it is not too sweet.

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RE: Well, it ought to be tasty!

Hard to tell, even though there is 'pectin', both added from the berries and natural in apples. It may just be a sauce and lose the jel set. Can them, and wait a few weeks to see if they set up again. Probably a 70% of no set however. Freezer items labels??

RE: Well, it ought to be tasty!

We had the leftovers at dinner tonight. Was a tad sweet, but we liked it.
Yes, rational people would put labels on their jams, wouldn't they? I usually write on the lid, don't know why I didn't for that container.

RE: Well, it ought to be tasty!

If the mixture is too sweet, you can open a jar, add a bit of acid blend and stir it in. That way it will help to give you bit more fruit flavor as opposed to cloying sugar. I use teh blend in all my jams and jellies as well as in some fruit drinks that are made from Crystal Light.

Here is a link that might be useful: Acid blend source

RE: Well, it ought to be tasty!

Rational? Heather, you are talking about rabid renegade canners here, LOL. We don't need no labels.....ahem. Well, I do, but that's another story altogether.

Actually, that mixture sounds like it would be pretty good, something the grandkids would like a lot. Thanks for the idea, even if it was accidental!


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