Mixed Berry Freezer Jam

Mixed Berry Freezer Jam

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups mashed berries
  • 1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 cup honey or 3/4 cup sugar, or more to taste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 teaspoons Pomona's pectin
  • 4 teaspoons calcium water, plus more if needed (from Pomona's Pectin box)

Directions

Wash and rinse 5 half-pint freezer containers with lids; set aside.

In a heavy pot, combine berries, juice and honey or sugar; let stand for 15 minutes. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes; remove from the heat and cool.

Boil 3/4 cup water and place in a blender; add pectin powder. Vent the lid and carefully blend until all the powder is dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir hot liquid pectin into fruit mixture. Add calcium water and stir well. The jam should start to jell. If it does not, stir in 1 teaspoon calcium water at a time until jam jells.

Fill prepared containers to 1/2-inch from the top; put on lids. Immediately store in the freezer for up to 1 year or in the fridge for 1 week.