Thursday, July 30, 2015

Raspberry Lime Freezer Jam



Raspberry Lime Freezer Jam
(from "Within the Kitchen Blog") Who knew making jam was so easy???   BUT freezer jam is beyond easy - crush, stir, pour, done. 

Of course, freezer jam can't sit in your pantry because it is not properly sealed but it is great to make small batches of jam - keep a few jars for your family and give away the others to deserving friends!

This jam has not only sweet, delicious raspberries but also a hit of lime zest which adds an amazing citrus zing to the jam.

Note: Also can be made with blackberries…

Ingredients
4 c raspberries
1-1/2 c sugar
1 package (45 g) freezer pectin or 2 Tbl. Ultra or Clear jel (Add the jel to the sugar first and stir before adding to raspberries.  This helps it to dissolve better.)
zest of 2 small limes (after you have "zested" the limes, use the lime juice for limeade)
4-5 drops of Lime essential oil (optional)

Stir everything in a large bowl for 3 minutes. Use a mixer for best results.
Spoon into jars. Wipe clean and add lids. Close tightly.
Let sit for 30 minutes so it thickens.

Refrigerate - will last up to 3 weeks

Freeze - will last many months

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