JAMS, JELLIES, PRESERVES, BUTTERS, AND SPREADS

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I LOOKED FOR SOME RECIPES FOR JELLIES AND THERE WERE NONE SO I FIGURED I WOULD START ONE AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

Peggie Bledsoe
Nov 26, 2012

Interesting Jelly Variations

Sometimes I get bored doing the same old jelly, so I experiment.

This summer I replaced 1 cup of blackberry juice with port wine and made blackberry-port jelly.

I also added 1/4 cup cocoa to my blackberry jelly another time and dubbed it Blackberry Forest. Yummy with the traditional peanut sandwich or spooned over ice-cream.

Melanie B
Sep 22, 2012

I've been jammin'

All day. I made blackberry jam, Italian prune jam, fig jam pickyourown.org/figjam.htm and Monkey Butter
I picked the blackberries and Italian prunes at my Aunt's house in Seattle a few weeks ago, froze them and brought them on the plane with me. I picked the figs at my friend's house, and froze them. It has cooled off a bit, so I figured I would make jam for Christmas gifts today. I'm very happy with it all today.

Diane Eldridge
Jul 12, 2012

lookin for:

recipe for sugar free peach jelly/jam


Kathleen Hagood
May 30, 2012

Last weekend, I made this great jam!

localkitchenblog.com/...on-chile-jam

This jam from the above blog was terrific. I increased the habanero to a whole one and added one more jalapeno with seeds since after it cooked a bit, it really didn't seem hot. It's still not very hot, but it's nicely balanced in flavors.

It was adapted from the original in Homegrown: Pure and Simple by Michel Nischan. Mine was closer to the adaptation by Local Kitchen. You should try it. It is so good.

Kim Biegacki
Apr 11, 2012

Yeah, I finally made my first cooked jams!!

Cranberry Orange Jam with Crystallized Ginger

This is one awesome recipe that I found on the internet. It is delish!!! I went to make a second batch and ran out of cranberries, so I added 1 cup more of orange, and 1 cup of fresh pineapple and 2 packs of pectin for it to gel.

Love both versions and probably it will remain my favorite jam since it is my first "cooked" jam. I have officially canned all by myself with success! Yeah....I just LOVE it!!!

outdated pectin

Have some outdated pectin I know I've read about a way to test it, believe it used alcohol anyone know about it?

Cheryl Burrell
Jul 12, 2011

orange pineapple freezer jam

Years ago, I found a recipe inside a pectin box for frozen orange juice, crushed canned pineapple, pectin, and ?
It was so easy, but I forgot to save it and now can't find it..Has anyone heard of this recipe?

Robin T
Mar 25, 2011

Great Cracker Topping/Spread

A good friend of mine makes terrific jalapeno pepper jelly...not overbearingly hot, with lots of flavor (not just heat). I'll post the recipe for the pepper jelly as soon as I can get it.

In the meantime...had a craving for a different sort of snack today, so I simply topped Ritz crackers with whipped cream cheese & store bought (red) jalapeno pepper jelly.

Easy "Ritzy" Snack Crackers