I am back!
I am so sorry that it has taken me a whole month to finally find the time to post a proper post!
A lot has been going on.
The biggest news is that my Baby College Girl got engage! I will do a whole post on it with adorable pictures and all fun we have had picking out her wedding dress and brides maids dresses, shoes, ect ect ect….exciting times!
I also went on vacation for 10 days to Savannah GA., been canning and freezing and dehydrating yummy food, and then before I knew it, it was time for school to start again…and did I mention taking care of chickens….: )
Anywho, do not worry. I took a ton of pictures of everything and I promise to get you all caught on up recipes and fun small town news.
I will start with this Spice Plum Jam recipe.
I love love love plum jam. I love the tangy sweetness and the dark red color. Oldest daughter does too. She tried some tonight and told me that it was amazing. It took about a hour and a half to make and I have 6 beautiful jars of jam. I just hope I remember to share. : )
Here is what you need:
You will need plums, about 2 quarts, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar and a box of sure jell.
The first thing you need to do is get the fruit ready. There is a small pit in the middle that you will need to cut out.
I put the fruit in a blender and pulsed it a few times to chop the plums into smaller pieces. I added 1/2 cup of water to the chopped up plums and boiled the plums for 5 minutes to cook the fruit. AFTER, you cook the fruit you measure out 6 1/2 cup of cooked fruit to make the jam.
Measure out 6 1/2 cup of cooked plums. Add one box of sure jell.
Measure out the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg into a bowl. Bring the pectin and plums to a boil and boil for one minute. (I always time this.)
Add in the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg mixture and stir in. Bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Skim off any foam with a metal spoon. Ladle jam into prepared jars and water bath process for 10 minutes.
Take the jars out of the canner and place upright on a towel to cool.
Whalla….that is all there is to making “Awesome” Spice Plum Jam.
Here is the recipe:
Spice Plum Jam
Adapted from Sure Jell Plum Jam Recipe
6 1/2 cup cooked plums
4 1/2 sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
Using a dry measuring up, measure out the exact amount of fruit.
Stir in 1 package of Sure Jell fruit pectin into prepared fruit.
Bring mixture to a full rolling boil and boil for one minute.
Add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to the fruit. Return to a full rolling boil and boil for exactly one minute.
Remove from heat and skim off any foam.
Ladle into prepared jars, filling each to within 1/4 inch of top. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two piece lids.
Place jars in a water bath canner.
Cover and bring water to boil.
Boil for 10 minutes.
Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely.
I think it is time to make some biscuits so I can open up the first jar.
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