Jam usages is so versatile nowadays, it is no longer limited to being spread for toast. When used in sauces or dressings, it gives a nice balance of sweet and salty taste to the dish. It can also be used as filling for cupcakes, muffins , truffles , or to fill layers of cake. Jams requires only few ingredients and can be made in few minutes.Home-made Jams are much better than store-bought ones as you can add more or less fruits and you can adjust the sweetness to your preference.Be careful though when adjusting the amount of sugar you use. Sugar in Jams is more than just to add sweetness. Since this recipe do not use any preservative, the sugar will act as the preservative and will also be responsible for the gelling or thickener of the Jam. Less sugar will mean more liquid consistency, less gel-like texture and shorter shelf life. If you like homemade jams, checkout my other homemade jam posts.
- 1 cup Frozen or Fresh Raspberry
- 1/2 Granulated White Sugar
- 1 tsp Lemon juice (optional)
- Mix sugar, raspberry and lemon juice.
- Put over medium heat for about 20 minutes. Continue stirring to avoid burning and sticking to the pan. The sugar will start to melt and the raspberry will start to breakdown. The consistency will be liquidy and watery for few minutes. You will also notice large bubbles when it starts to boil.
- When most of the water evaporated, the consistency will start to thicken. Turn the heat down to low and stir constantly for about 30 minutes or until it starts to thicken. When the jam starts to look gooey and thick, it will start to coat your spoon when you mix it. If the jam hangs to the spoon and doesn’t drip easy, then the consistency is good.
- When making seedless Jam:
- In a separate bowl, strain the mixture to remove the seeds.
- Return the smooth Jam to the pan and bring to boil 3 more minutes. Stir continuously to avoid burning.
- Set aside and let it cool.
Good to know:
- If using fresh fruits, use the ripe one as they are sweeter.
Try it and let me know how it goes.Feel free to share this recipe and let’s get the community baking!