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Salmonberry Jam Recipe

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Sarah's Berry Jam Recipe | Martha Stewart

Everyday Food host Sarah Carey’s jam recipe skips the traditional pectin and calls for just four ingredients: fruit, sugar, salt, and fresh lemon juice.

Provided by: EasyRecipesCooking.com

Categories: Snacks

Yield: Makes about 4 cups

Ingredients:

3 pounds fresh berries
1 ½ pounds (3 1/3 cups) cups sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice (from 1/2 of a lemon)
Pinch of coarse salt

Steps:

  • Place a few small plates in the freezer. Stir berries, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a large, heavy stockpot. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar and mashing lightly with a potato masher. Skim foam from surface. Cook, stirring more frequently as jam thickens, until it has the consistency of very loose jelly, 8 to 9 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Remove a plate from freezer; drop a spoonful of jam on it. Return to freezer for 1 to 2 minutes; nudge edge of jam with a finger. It should hold its shape. If jam is too thin and spreads, return it to a boil, testing every minute, until done.
  • Strain about half of the jam; discard seeds. Return strained jam to pot. Return to a boil. Remove from heat. Spoon hot jam into hot sterilized jars; cover immediately with sterilized lids.

What to do with salmonberry berries?

Collect your berries, mash them up with a bit of sugar, boil and voila you have jam! It isn’t a complex recipe but when you have something as delightful as salmonberry you don’t need to be overly complex.

How do you make jam with berries and sugar?

Mix equal parts of sugar and berries. Next, put equal parts of sugar and berries in a sauce pan. Mash the berries and sugar together over low to medium heat… they will turn into a mushy paste with little to no effort because the berries are so delicate. Slowly heat the mixture until it is a rolling boil.

How long do you boil berries to make jam?

Transfer all berries to a large pot. Stir in sugar and bring mixture to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Quickly stir in pectin. Return to a full boil and boil for exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

How do you clean salmonberry jam jars?

Traditional and delicious homemade salmonberry jam. Inspect seven 8-ounce jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until jam is ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

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