Monday, July 15, 2013

Organic Black Raspberry Jam - Low Sugar - Simply Wonderful!

I love to grow things organically!   Of the many things I grow, Black Jewel Raspberries are among my favorite things that I look forward to each year.

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One of the things I make with them is Black Raspberry Jam.    I prefer low sugar jams...  I like to taste the goodness of the fruit, before I notice with sweetness.   So, this is what I did, and you can see the video here:

  • About 8 - 10 cups of  Black Raspberries
  • 2 lbs Sugar
  • 1 box of No Sugar Pectin


  • Mash half of the berries in a large pot with a potato masher
  • Use a food mill to de-seed the other half of the berries
  • Heat up the berries and add the pectin, while stirring.
  • When you get a good boil going, add all of the sugar at once.   Stir constantly.
  • Test the Jam on a spoon that you have put in the freezer, to see if it sets...   Keep cooking if it doesn't 
  • Ladle the Jam into clean canning jars and leave about 1/4" headspace.
  • Can in a hot water bath canner for about 15 minutes..
  • Remove the jars and let sit for 24 hours.
  • Refrigerate any jars that don't seal.
The link for the Food Mill is here:

The link for the Food Preserving Book is here:

This is so simple.  The jam has such an intense flavor, that is just wonderful....  I sure hope you enjoy this recipe!

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