This was a great first time canning project as it is easy to make and the pressure cooker is not needed (just boiling for jam.)
I followed the recipe inside the label of the Ball brand pectin. I used the lower sugar kind- it gives recipes for using no sugar or for using a smaller amount. I did about 1/2 cup sugar for each 16oz of jam and it is plenty sweet. I wouldn't want it any sweeter!
|Did I mention its a bit messy???|
Basically, you mash up your berries, then you blend in pectin, water, and sugar. You let it boil for about a minute, put it into hot jars, place the lids on and boil completely covered in water for about 10 minutes. EASY!
And they look so cute for gift-giving when you cut out a square of vintage-y fabric with your pinking shears and put it in the lid.