Small Batch Berry Jam
Jam on it! Jam on it! Ja Ja Ja Jam on it. I know, sorry, but I figure if I have to have that song stuck in my head I shouldn’t be alone. That’s what friends are for. For sharing. Also for letting you know that making jam doesn’t have to mean you put up 30 jars of something. You can actually make jam in smaller more manageable portions (ehem small batch) and not have to worry about the canning process. After you’ve combined and cooked three simple ingredients you simply transfer to the fridge when you’re done and celebrate your good work in the morning on a bagel or a piece of toast with a smear of Mascarpone topped with a slathering of berry jam on it. Trust me. Try this.
I am admittedly a jam or preserves girl. I like texture. Jelly is just too smooth for my personal taste. My kids are the same way. They however can never agree on which flavor of jam between the three of them so we typically end up with several jars in our fridge. I have a problem with too many jars in my fridge. Condiments can take over your fridge if you let them. Am I the only one OCD about this? This summer I solved our jam problem by making a multi berry jam that they all three like. It’s practically miraculous. I’m not questioning it, I’m just thankful for (or more) one less jar(s) in my fridge. Amen.
This recipe makes 3 small jars (which make great hostess gifts) or one large jar. It takes just THREE ingredients, requires no canning and can be ready in about 20 minutes. So seriously, is there really any reason to buy jam? I think not.
Get my recipe for SMALL BATCH BERRY JAM