Tuesday, July 15, 2014

EASY DEWBERRY JAM RECIPE

Several people have emailed and asked for the recipe I used for our

It really couldn't be easier:

Cooking dewberry jam
It's a very simple one to one ratio, and because it sets up so quickly when the heat is turned off, I found it easier to work in smaller batches.

Image above is 4 cups cooking at a time.

Canning dewberry jam
The 4 cups of berries with sugar will end up making about 5 pint jars.

Dewberry jam
Ingredients:

4 cups dewberries
4 cups sugar
1/2 pkg of pectin

Cook dewberries on medium heat until bubbling, smashing with a potato masher or a large fork while they are heating up (we like it chunky, it is jam, ha).

Once they are boiling, add the pectin.  Stir well and continue to simmer until it starts to thicken, usually just a few minutes.

Add the 4 cups of sugar all at once, stirring quickly to make sure it all dissolves. Return to a boil and continue boiling for 1 minute.  You should have your jars ready and ladle quickly into sterilized jars, leaving 1/4" headspace.

Process for 10 minutes in a water bath.

Allow to cool for 24 hours, make sure all lids have sealed.

Enjoy!


DISCLAIMER:

PLEASE NOTE:  You are responsible to know and understand the current canning and processing recommendations for safety.  Canning is fun but you MUST follow guidelines to make sure you are doing it safely. I am no expert, I had to learn (and still am) so do your research on safe canning techniques.

 A great link to official information is http://nchfp.uga.edu/ and 

of course, the literal bible of home canning information, the Ball Website.


6 comments:

Sandy said...

1st Man,

See you're doing great with canning!!! Love the recipe, thanks for sharing.

Texas Rose said...

What a bevy of Ball beauties!! Y'all did great, guys!

Anonymous said...

I was just googling for dewberry jam or jelly recipes and I found your blog!?! This is PERFECT, exactly what I needed. You are my hero. And I love your blog too, haha.

Laurie M said...

are Dew berries the same as Black berries, I was just wondering, your recipes are wonderful, Joyce from October Farm told me they were, she's right as usual, lol,

Iris Day said...

This is the first year I have gotten enough berries to make jam. I used your recipe but only got 5 half pints of jam instead of 5 pints. Am I doing something wrong?

1st Man said...

Hello! Well first thanks for stopping by. I don't think you are doing anything wrong. If you followed four cups and four cups, it could be that your berries were smaller, maybe they cooked a tad bit longer and cooked down some more. Make sure the sugar is melted completely. and it's thickened.