Over the past few weeks, I have picked strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. My freezer is full to over flowing, so I had to make something with all these berries. Even though it is 110 heat index down here, I was willing to stand over a hot stove and make jam. So, I headed to my local store to grab some supplies. While browsing the canning shelves, I discovered "NO COOK" pectin. Are you serious? I do not have to sweat to death and dehydrate while getting a steam facial to make jams?! A little leery for fear it might mean the jam is not legitimate jam, just some knock-off version, I bought a pack of the pectin and some freezer jars, only after confirming they were BPA free. I checked out the Ball website. Cruised through the recipes and then adapted the Berry Blitz recipe for my purposes.
Triple Berry jammin
1 pkg Freezer Pectin
3/4 cup Splenda Sugar Blend
1 1/2 cup crushed balckbeerries (12oz)
1 1/2 cup crushed blueberries (12oz)
1 1/3 cup crushed strawberries (16oz)
zest of 1 small lemon
1. Stir sugar blend and pectin in a bowl, mix well.
2. Add berries and zest, stir for 3 minutes.
3. Ladle into clean jars, let stand 30 mins and freeze for one year or keep in frig for 3 weeks.
According to SparkRecipes these are the nutrituion details per 8 oz jar: (more information below the nutrition facts)
| 5 Servings |
Amount Per Serving
|Total Fat||0.4 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.2 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.1 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||43.6 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4.8 g|
|Vitamin A||2.4 %|
|Vitamin B-12||0.0 %|
|Vitamin B-6||3.9 %|
|Vitamin C||88.2 %|
|Vitamin D||0.0 %|
|Vitamin E||3.5 %|
|Pantothenic Acid||3.7 %|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
I know this label is LARGE, but I could not figure out how to change the size without making a huge effort. I'll do better on this part next time I post a recipe. The bread in the picture is homemade by one of my past student leaders. He dropped if off last week and it is DELICIOUS! All the other jam is in freezer jars. I knew I would need one to test the final product so I just used a glass jar. So I could share this with more people, I posted over at Blue Cricket Design. Each week she host Show and Tell, much like my LOOK WHAT I DID. The difference is, people actually link up to her weekly post. So, if you want to show and tell, provide a link.
Reviews thus far, " Yum! - I liked the consistency a lot. A little bit sweet from the Splenda I might have preferred just sugar. But that is being picky." "It was great! Did you see how fast I ate it?"
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.