Saturday, April 20, 2013

April Canning Challenge ~ Recipe 2 of 10: Mixed Fruit & Berry Jam

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I love jam....no ifs, ands or buts.  One of my favorite things to can is jam.  One of the main resons I started canning a few years ago was the fruit trees I have out back.  Nothing like an overload of plums, apples and peaches to get you into the canning spirit!  I love that I get to mix up the flavors, and I can control how much sugar I use.

I needed some freezer space and came across some random fruits and berries that my mom brought over.  I tend to be the dumping grounds for all her leftover ingredients when she makes something (not complaining).  Between the bags of random store bought berries, and a large bag of random fruits and berries that she had throw together, I had about half of what I needed for a mixed jam, and dragged out some apples that I had just bought at the store.  As far as I can figure out, the bag that my mom had thrown together had the following:



Green Seedless Grapes, Bananas, Strawberries, Wildberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Peaches, Cantalope, and 
Honeydew.....that't what I could figure out anyways.



Ingredients:
3 lbs apples
2 lbs mixed berries and fruit
5 cups sugar
12 oz pectin

Pressure Canning Directions ~ Pint Jars Only
Prep your canning goods as specified by manufactur.  Peel, core and coursely chop apples.  I happened to have Fuji apples on hand.  Coarsly chop mixed fruit and berries and mix with apples.  Place fruit and pectin into large pot and set burnier to high.  Bring to a full rolling boil while constantly stirring.  Add sugar and bring to rolling boil for 1 minute, constantly stiring.  Remove from heat and skim off as much foam as you can.  Fill jars leaving 1 - 1 1/2 inch head space.  Place lid and slightly tighten ring on.  Process on high pressure (15 psi) for 10 minutes.  Let Pressure Canner decompress naturally before removing. and cooling.  Listen for that wonderful 'pop' sound that lets you know it's sealed!






Special thanks to Fagor for sponsoring this month's food challenge and providing me with the 9 Piece Pressure Canning Kit.  You can check out my review (and another recipe) by CLICKING HERE.

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If you are looking for recipes, just take a look below! I have teamed up with Becky from Week99er, Amy from Savvy Saving Couple, Lindsay from Pandora's Deals, and several other bloggers to bring you some unique recipes this month! Please let us know if you try one and like it!