Raccoon Jam

Diana Adcock

By
@Anaid

Why do I call this Raccoon Jam when it's Quick Blackberry Jam? When my girls were ages 2, 4, and 6 we lived on a small island in the PNW with a amazing amount of raccoons. Anyway, one morning I was making biscuits for breakfast to go with this jam. My girls were on the deck when the oldest called out that there were "eyes" looking at her. Long story short, there was Mother Raccoon and her babies in the tree watching the girls. After breakfast my girls tied a rope onto their beach buckets, lowered leftover biscuits with "Raccoon Jam" and the rest is history. Raccoon Approved!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

6 c
blackberries
1/4 to 1/2 c
white sugar
1 Tbsp
fresh lemon or lime juice
1 tsp
fresh zest of lemon or lime

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large stainless saucepot pour in berries.
2
Turn heat to medium and begin to mash with a potato masher until most of the berries are destroyed.
3
Add 1/4 cup white sugar, stirring to dissolve.
4
Add the lemon or lime juice plus zest. I think lime is better for this recipe.
5
Continue to cook for 15 minutes or until you reach the consistency you want. While cooking take a little taste to see if you need or want more sugar-remember this will also thicken up your jam.
6
I like it saucy when warm, a bit gelled when cool.
7
Serve warm with biscuits, scones, crumpets or over pancakes.
8
Makes "about" 2 cups, depending on consistency, how juicy your berries are..............

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Berry Season