Sunday, September 26, 2010

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam - SMS

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.

15 comments:

  1. I love the bottle of preserves with the cookbook collection! I was also pleasantly surprised with how simple preserves are to make. I wish I had made that flavor while strawberries and rhubarb were in season.

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  2. Your preserves look great! Strawberry Rhubarb sounds delicious. I was a little hesitant about making preserves too...but I loved it. Will definitely be preserving again! Hoping to take on canning next time.

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  3. Your preserves look great! Glad to know this was easier than you expected!

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  4. Your preserves look super yummy. I wish I would have been able to cook along with you guys this week. I will have to give it a try as I love preserves =)

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  5. Yummy jam! I also considered canning this for a split second but quickly moved on. I'm not that brave!

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  6. Looks delicious! Nice combo of flavors! You have some fun cookbooks :)

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  7. Yum! I'm glad you have it a go too! Great jam!

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  8. Looks delicious Julie. I need to conquer my fear of jam making.

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  9. I, for some reason, am so super scared of making jam! I'm so impressed with your results, though. This looks delicious! I want it slathered on a piece of toast!

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  10. I'm all for freezer jams, but I'm with you on not wanting to can.

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  11. It seems like this recipe went pretty well across the board, and it definitely looks great. I think this one is going on my short list to make when I get back to my kitchen =)

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  12. Jam scares me too! Thanks for making it sound less intimidating.

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  13. The preserves look wonderful! It's always great to discover you can make something you were a bit afraid of.

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  14. Freezer Jam is the way to go, though with your jar, one wouldn't now you hadn't canned it!

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  15. Kudos on baking ahead - I'm always rushing around at the last minute trying to get the recipe done and posted :) Your preserves look wonderful. This recipe really is a cinch, I don't think you can go wrong!

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