I've always been a little intimindated by the thought of making jam. When I mentioned to one of my co-workers I was thinking about making jam. She said she hoped I had better luck with jam than she did. Okay, do I really want to try this? A couple of months ago, I ran across this recipe in The Sweet Melissa Baking Book. It sounded easy and delicious. Besides this way I will be done with a SMS recipe ahead of time! :) Melissa's recipe says you can make this with the traditional canning method, which I knew I didn’t want to do, or you can freeze. Freezer jam is perfect for me.
If you’ve never made jam, I would recommend trying this recipe. It’s easy and fun. I love that this recipe uses Granny Smith Apples as a natural source of pectin. This recipe was a great example of something being so much easier than I expected. The most challenging part determining when the jam had cooked long enough.
This week's SMS recipe is Plum Raspberry Preserves. Thanks to Margot of Effort To Deliciousness for choosing this week's recipe. Margot has a feature on her blog, she gives every recipe an Effort to Delicousness ratio. You can see all of the other SMS gals preserves here.