New Breadmachine Jam Recipe – No pectin(added)

Found a new jam recipe for the bread machine. I’ll past it below. Thanks to this blog: http://www.meghantucker.com/2013/06/homemade-strawberry-jam-in-the-bread-machine/

jam jarWhat I like about this one is no pectin. And hey, if its not as jelled as ones with pectin, honestly i don’t care much 😛  All you’re going for with jam is something you can spread on toast that is sweet and this fits the bill. More simple recipes are better. I haven’t actually tried the two jars I made yet but hey, its sugar and fruit… what could go wrong?

Same story, put ingredients in, hit the JAM mode on the machine and you get two mason jars of Jam out of it. I’ll be making probably 6 jars of jam today if I can for the cupboards. My sterilization technique is just to pour boiling water into the jars 5 minutes prior to putting the jam in. That preheats them and kills anything that might be in there. I would think they should last for months on the shelf but we actually eat them faster than that. I’ve never had a mould problem yet with them or seals breaking on them.

I buy bulk bags of mixed fruit – raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries – mash it all up and thats my mixed berry jam. I do like a pure raspberry or strawberry jam but I’ve not been able to find decent bulk bags of single fruit. Anyways, for 20 bucks, I get probably 10 jars of homemade jam out of it. Those same size jars would go for $4 at the store so i’m cutting my cost in half basically by making my own for $20.  You also know whats in the jam , no questions, no need to call the help line listed on the jar or bother reading their nutritional facts.

Can’t beat it! And this is way easier than doing stovetop jam I think. The bread machine does 2 jars at a time. There ya go. My new favourite.

 

*Ingredients*

  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries {or any fruit}. Can be fresh or frozen, but make sure it’s thaw.
  • 3 1/4 cup sugar {or less if you don’t want it as sweet}
  • Dash of lemon juice {optional}

*Directions*

  • Wash the fruit and remove the stems.
  • Mash up the fruit {use a potato masher to make it go faster. Do not puree it.}
  • Measure out 2 cups of berries and place in bread machine pan. {make sure you measure after mashing them}
  • Place sugar in the bread machine {I used right at 3 cups of sugar. The less sugar you use, the thinner the jam will be}
  • Once everything is in the pan, press the “Jam” cycle on your bread machine and you’re done!
  • {Can freeze or use after it’s cooled}

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3 thoughts on “New Breadmachine Jam Recipe – No pectin(added)”

  1. Thanks for this. I didn’t know I could make jams in a bread machine. Mine at home will start to get busy. I’m trying your jam recipe. It sound easy. Thanks 🙂

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