adventures in canning

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I made my first batch of freezer jam this month and am hooked!!  We bought a giant batch of blueberries so it was a perfect way to use them.  I left them chunky because that's the way I like my jam (and PB too!).  I just used the recipe from the package of pectin (make sure to get the one for freezer jam), but have been noticing some great canning posts with recipes I want to try.  It was insanely easy (seriously!).  I know making the normal canned version is more complex, but I figure after a couple experiments with freezer jam I'll build my confidence. 

I am excited about the fruit butter recipes too.  I have always loved apple butter, but when my friend Gretchen exposed me to her homemade peach butter I feel in love!

Make sure to click the photo for the link to the site with the recipe and instructions.  Enjoy!  And let me know if you give it a try (or your favorite recipe if you already can!)

1. Reduced Sugar Raspberry Peach Freezer Jam (like the idea for reducing sugar!)

2. Raspberry Nectarine Freezer Jam

3. Apricot Jam

4. General Fruit Butter

5. Slow Cooker (no kidding!) Blueberry Butter

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