Jam Notes: November 2019

I love fall. Here in Maine, leaves have aged to rich, deep shades of red and orange, the nights are chilly, and the days crisp–though often gloriously sunny at the same time. We have a lot of very old apple trees on our property–most with twisted, gnarly trunks, and half falling … Read More

Pepper Jelly with Sugar or Honey

Jelly Pepper Jelly with Sugar or Honey Pepper Jelly with Sugar or Honey is a low-sugar or low-honey cooked hot pepper jelly made with Pomona’s Universal Pectin. Pomona’s Pectin contains no sugar or preservatives and jells reliably with low amounts of any sweetener.   Yield: 3 to 4 cups Ingredients … Read More

Balsamic Vinegar Jams

Balsamic Vinegar Jams are low-sugar or low-honey cooked jams contributed by Becky Hoff of Harmony, Minnesota, and made with Pomona’s Universal Pectin. Pomona’s Universal Pectin contains no sugar or preservatives and jells reliably with low amounts of any sweetener. Becky says: “I have jammed exclusively with Pomona’s Pectin for many … Read More

Ingredients Questions

frequently asked questions Ingredients Questions Questions About Ingredients: Fruit, Acid, Alcohol, Sweeteners, etc… Yes, you can use frozen fruit for the cooked recipes. It’s best to use unsweetened frozen fruit. Defrost, but don’t drain, frozen fruit before using. Generally you use the liquid from the frozen fruit along with the … Read More

All Questions

frequently asked questions Troubleshooting Questions In most cases, yes, you can fix it. Since this is a longer answer, click here to match your issue with a solution. There are several things that can prevent a jar from sealing:  Headspace too big or too small (headspace should be ¼ inch) … Read More

Jam Notes: August 2019

Fruit Syrup with Pomona’s Pectin Ingredients If you are making fruit syrup from mashed fruit, find the jam recipe for that fruit in the Jam, Jelly, Marmalade — Low Sugar or Honey section of the recipe sheet that comes with Pomona’s Pectin OR from our cookbook, Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin If you are making fruit syrup from juice, … Read More

Mimosa Jelly

Mimosa Jelly is a low-sugar cooked jelly made with Pomona’s Universal Pectin. Pomona’s Pectin contains no sugar or preservatives and jells reliably with low amounts of any sweetener. Our Mimosa Jelly recipe was inspired by two Pomona’s customers: Emilie Kenworthy and Sam Leonard.With help from Connie, Emilie made the recipe … Read More

Create Your Own Recipe

Create Your Own Recipe Developing or Converting Recipes for Cooked Jam or Jelly Using Pomona’s Pectin When developing your own recipes, or converting a recipe written for a different pectin, use the ingredient amounts listed below. Ingredient amounts are different for different fruits, as well as different for jam and … Read More

Mixed Fruit Jams – Combining Fruits Without a Recipe

You can make a jam that’s a mix of different fruits by referring to the basic recipes on the recipe sheet that comes with the pectin or to our Get Creative page on this website. These instructions will get you started.

I do not miss all that sugar . . .

Love Pomona’s Pectin. I’ve made peach, grape,and mango jams. I’m a diabetic and I love the fact that I do not need to use all that sugar in my jelly and jam. I love the taste of the fruit that comes out when prepared with your product. I do not miss all … Read More

We Have Two Pomona’s Day 2016 Giveaway Winners . . .

They are Shelley C. of Haslet, Texas, and Sharon W. of Fairburn, Georgia. Each will receive a copy of Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin and a box of pectin from Pomona’s and a case of 4 fruited jelly jars with lids and a cherry pitter from Fillmore Container. Congratulations to Shelley … Read More

Jam Notes: Evie Ladd – Jammin’ for a Cure

August 2016 — Are there any among us whose lives have not been touched, in one way or another, by cancer? Evie Ladd, a 12-year breast cancer survivor started Jammin’ for a Cure to raise money for the American Cancer Society and other cancer organizations.

Jam Notes: June = Jam Time: Pomona’s June Giveaway

June 2016 — Our annual June Giveaway plus new recipes, videos, and our Water Bath Canning tutorial. Read about Carl Hammer of Carl’s Jam Works and his Jamming for the Community project with Rebuilding Sacramento.

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