Friday, July 29, 2011

Saskatoon and Raspberry Freezer Jam

 Saskatoon Berries....they kind of resemble small blueberries, and taste fairly alike. I remember viviting the old homestead, when I was little, and my mother telling me stories about Grandmother picking Saskatoons in the summer to make preserves. They grew along sloughs  near Bethune, Saskatchewan, and the few summers that we went I was able to pick the small berries near the wheat fields, and the marshland.
   First thing you need to do to make freezer jam is wash a whole ton of small plastic containers, like you see in the picture. They do not have to be boiled in hot water, nor do they have to be all the same. Nice if they are fairly small. That way when you take a container out of the freezer, you are not thawing a huge amount at one time. ( Of course, the jam will not last long.....) This freezer jam is also good on frozen yogurt, ice cream, on your fingers, on a spoon, on toast, on muffins..........yum.
SASKATOON FREEZER JAM: Smash  about 7 cups of berries, then add 5 cups of sugar, stir and let stand for about 10 minutes.Squirt into the mixture, 2 tbsp lemon juice, add 1 pouch of liquid certo ( not dry), stir about 3 minutes. Then ladle into small clean plastic containers. Place in freezer.

RAPBERRY FREEZERJAM: Smoosh up 7 cups of berries, add 4 cups granulated sugar, let stand 10 minutes. Squirt in 2 tbsp lemon juice and two pouches of liquid certo. Stir well. Ladle into clean containers.

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