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Jul 11, 2014
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How to Make Your Own Jam: Recipes and Ideas

Fruit jelly is easier to make than you might think, so stock up on berries at your next visit to the grocery store or farmers market and try one of these ideas.

How to Make Your Own Jam: Recipes and Ideas

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It's berry-picking season! Capture the flavor of summer all year long by turning your piles of berries into jams and jellies. There are several ways to make jam: You can stick to the traditional route and sterilize your jars and vacuum seal them. Or, you can keep your jam in your freezer and skip a few steps. Even faster, you can cook and thicken the berries into a quick jam that lasts in your refrigerator for three weeks. Review these recipes for everything from peach-rosemary jam to blueberry refrigerator jam for all the information you need to start jamming!

Quick tip: Sometimes your grocers or farmers' market have extra berries that may not be good for eating but are perfect for canning. These are often available at steep discounts.

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