Jam Notes: Experimenting with Syrup

September 2015 — Gina Barber says: “So far, I’ve made over 100 half-pint jars of “happy breakfast fixin’s” – jam, jelly, preserves, and syrup – plus a couple dozen pints of pie fillings, and have used less than 10# of sugar! . . . We are experimenting with EVERYTHING – using apple and white grape juice concentrates to do the all-fruit versions. We’ve also used

Where have you been all my life?

I am new to the Pomona’s family. Used to can and preserve a fair amount before but was quite unhappy with the commercially available pectins. I tried the low-sugar recipes with no pectin, and while tasty they were still too sugary for my taste and didn’t set up as much as I would … Read More

The “Pomona’s Day” Winners Have Been Chosen . . .

Two winners were randomly chosen by Rafflecopter — Gary from Hackettstown, NJ, and Joann from Wixom, MI. Learn more about them and get a most delicious consolation prize recipe — Blue Sunshine Jam created by Renée Joslyn of Freakin’ Flamingo jams in So. Miami, Florida — made with blueberries and lemons.

Our June Giveaway Has Two Winners . . .

Two names were randomly chosen by Rafflecopter: Abigail Lalonde of Troy, NY and Sandra Taniguchi-James of Rio Linda, CA. Learn about them and get recipes for Apricot-Pineapple Jam, White Nectarine-Lavender Jam, and Maple-Vanilla-Peach Jam.

Fix C

Fix C: More pectin needed & jam or jelly has more sweetener than the maximum amount specified in the recipe and the jam or jelly is NOT grainy or gritty You will be making liquid pectin using an immersion blender, food processor, or blender in order to add more pectin. … Read More

Fix B

Fix B: More pectin needed & you don’t want to add more sweetener or are too close to the maximum amount of sweetener specified in the recipe You will be making liquid pectin using an immersion blender, food processor, or blender in order to add more pectin. You can make … Read More

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