We were running out of homemade jam, in fact we had run out of jam, so it was time to whip up a new batch. After my first attempt with canning jam I practiced a lot with whole fruits. Now, it was time to go back to using pectin.
I was a little worried because it didn't go well the first time, but I was feeling good and things went well. They turned out bright and well-jelled. Great consistency. Now I was ready for the next step; I wanted to try using less sugar.
I had read on a couple blogs about Pomona Pectin, including my fave Mel's Kitchen, and found it by accident at a local cooking store. Time to try it out...
I had some trouble following directions at first (surprise, surprise) but it seemed my mistakes were masked and it came out nicely. I am excited to taste it! The leftovers in the pot tasted wonderful so I'm pretty optimistic.
The strange thing is that the package said it should make 4 - 5 jars, but not quite. I got 2 and a small jar. I am going to try adding more fruit next time to see if that still works with the amounts of pectin and sugar. Continue with the experimenting. Love it!
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