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04/20/2012

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Gastronome Tart


Hi Lori- I so do miss blackberry season in TN! Lucky you! In terms of the jam, I would say to obviously cut down on the amount of lemon juice and to add a bit more honey to taste. This may affect the gelling of the jam so due to this I would probably add another two tablespoons of pectin just to be on the safe side. I hope this helps! Let me know how it turns out!

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Lori

We are in the midst of Blackberry season, here in Tennessee. I am wondering if this same recipe would work with blackberries? I use basically the same "sugar" recipe with both. I am diabetic and I love the idea of using honey. Any ideas would be much appreciated. P.S. The blackberries seem to be a bit tart this year. How would adjusting the honey work in the setting of the jam?

Gastronome Tart


Sure- Gel should be fine. I think it might be beneficial to add an extra half to full tablespoon to ensure the gel. Let me know how it turns out!

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Deborah Hubler

Do you know if the brand of pectin matters? None of our local stores had Classic Real Fruit Pectin by Ball - so I bought what seems the closest thing - Sure-Jell 100% Natural Premium Fruit Pectin.

Deanne

I look forward to making this recipe! And the honey is better for diabetics! I use local honey in a lot of things! Never thought about jam though!

Karen

It's on the counter cooling. There is one 1/2 jar that I put in the fridge. Both my husband and I enjoyed the first taste - not too sour for us.

Gastronome Tart


I am so excited for you to try it! It is 8 cups of crushed berries. You may also want to add a bit more pectin and adjust the amount of zest and or lemon juice as it can be a bit tart for some. Good luck and let me know how it turns out!

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Karen

We're making jam this week and I wanted to be absolutely sure of your measurements. Does this mean 8 cups crushed berries or 8 cups of berries that you then crush?

love2dine

wow! thanks a lot for sharing i love strawberries..

Heidi @ Food Doodles

Ahhh, I love strawberry jam. It's probably the only jam I really crave. I absolutely love that you used honey, I can't wait to try that this year!

Russell at Chasing Delicious

Yum! My strawberries just started fruiting! Now if only I had your bees and honey ; )

Best Food Mixer

I never realized how healthy strawberries were until recently. Apparently there is more vitamin c in strawberries than in oranges. Even more reason to eat them. Not that I need to many reasons anyway.

Becky

I saw this recipe on TK just now. I had to click over to write you and let you know I will be dreaming of strawberries and this jam tonight! I am very much looking forward to making this, even though I have never canned anything in my life. I think I can make your recipe, it seems simple. I think I may start with a half recipe b/c I really don't want to be overwhelmed. Anyway, thanks for sharing your recipe and I will check back in with you when I make your jam!

Julia {The Roasted Root}

I'm excited for strawberry season as well, though it looks like you guys have a ton of strawberry fields nearby....I'll be getting mine from the store :( I love your jam recipe, especially because you use honey instead of sugar - I bet this gives the jam a unique flavor and of course it is way better for you than normal cane sugar. Beautiful pictures and thanks for a great recipe!

Gastronome Tart


That is so funny that you mentioned the foam! I actually spooned some off and it went directly into my mouth LOL You are right, good stuff!

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Allene

Sounds great, but don't throw away the foam! Take just a little bit of the jam itself with the foam and use it first. It has all the flavor of the jam, but with a whipped-cream like texture. I remember always thinking the foam was the best part of canning jam when I was a kid. :)

Nancy/SpicieFoodie

I wish I had a Strawberry farm near me. Every Spring and Summer I make a few jam batches. But never added honey. Thanks for sharing, definitely going to give it a try.

The Sedona Method

I love strawberry jam and this has really motivated me to try and make my own this year. Thanks for the encouragement!

Ken Wood

Oh this article so remins me of when we used to pick strawberries from a farm in Kent each summer. We never did make jam with them though, I guess they never lasted long enough for that!

sunglasses hut

I support you, as always.these pics are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration =) Congrats on Top 9!

Gastronome Tart


Thank you! I have been wanting to as well and finally decided to do so :)

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CJ at Food Stories

Major congrats on your foodbuzz top 9, today!

Part Time House Wife

I've been wanting to make my own jam forever now! these pics are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration =) Congrats on Top 9!

Ryan

Yay for strawberry picking season! This jam looks IN-credible and the jars look so pretty! I love their festive tops!! This sounds like it would be absolutely delicious-- the combo of strawberry and honey sounds so good!

We're going to try to go strawberry picking today in Charlottesville! Woo hoo!!

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