Fresh summer berries make the most delicious jam. Spread this blend of our favorite fruits on sandwiches, bagels and homemade waffles.
Making jam is a great project for two friends””one of you can mash the berries while the other readies the water and sugar. To make the summer harvest last, enlist a friend to help can your Three Berry Jam, and bring it out for a pick-me-up on the coldest winter day. Jars of jam also make great gifts for holidays and hostesses.
The Cooking With Friends Kitchen
1 quart strawberries
1 pint blueberries
1 pint raspberries
1 package powdered pectin (1 ½ packages for a firmer jell)
¼ cup lemon juice
7 cups sugar
Wash strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and remove stems. Crush berries (a potato masher works well but you can also use a fork). In a large saucepot, combine berries, powdered pectin and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Return to a rolling boil. Boil one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim any foam from the top (you can add a bit of butter or margarine to keep the foam off).
Makes 4 half pints or 8 pints