Making Jams at home gives me deep satisfaction. The absence of lots of preservatives and unwanted sugar sort of makes up for the few min of hard work in the kitchen. The fact that I know exactly what goes into my mouth every morning gives me an utter relief.
I have been making Jams for a while now and my last supply of strawberry Jam got over yday. So time to make some more I thought. Happened to see some v fresh raspeberries in the market and jus knew what to make out of them.
Place the fresh Raspberries in a saucepan in low heat.
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 240F and spread out the brown sugar in a pan and heat for 5-10min. Warm sugar dissolves much quickly.
Squeeze the oranges to make 1 - 1/4 cup of orange juice.
Add the lemon and orange juice along with the berries and increase the flame to high. Mash the berries with a potato masher.
Keep heating till it comes to a boil about a min and add the sugar.
Keep striing occasionally and keep on med-high heat till it gets to a gel like consistancy - about 20-30min. The Jam is done when the the juice is v thick when you dip a metal spoon in the fruit and lift to see a thick not-runny consistancy.
Store it in your fridge in an air tight bottle and njoy with your bread.
Yes you can. I would suggest using a combo of apple and cranberry cos the sweetness from apple also helps to lessen the sourness from the cranberries. That way, you won't have to use a whole lot of sugar either. I havent tried it with brown sugar though. Use regular sugar, if making for the first time and also replace orange with lemon :). --DK
Yes of course you can - but its always better fresh won't you agree ;) -- DK