With the beautiful abundance of raspberries we have coming in, we thought we would try our hand at jam-making. I had assisted making jam growing up, but had never actually done it myself. I knew that typically there is pectin involved, and sometimes sealing the jam with paraffin, so I wasn’t keen on trying it in the past.
I could have not been more wrong about the difficulty of jam making! It is genuinely easy and takes no more than an hour at best. That includes sterilizing and processing the jars. Actually, that takes more time than the actual jam itself!
I advice you to go to epicurious via the link below and just follow the recipe. It’s literally 1 cup raspberries to 1 cup sugar. The key is warming the sugar at 250°F for 15 minutes before adding it to the berries. At the end of the recipe, there is a link for quick processing of the jars. We followed everything precisely as the instructed and could not be more pleased with the results.
If canning intimidates you, try this out! I promise y’all, you won’t be disappointed!