Triple Berry Jammin'

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)
Nutrition Facts
  5 Servings

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 204.5
  Total Fat 0.4 g
      Saturated Fat 0.0 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
  Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  Sodium 4.5 mg
  Potassium 225.3 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 43.6 g
      Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
      Sugars 35.4 g
  Protein 0.9 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 %
  Calcium 2.7 %
  Copper 5.6 %
  Folate 7.2 %
  Iron 3.1 %
  Magnesium 4.3 %
  Manganese 41.8 %
  Niacin 2.2 %
  Pantothenic Acid     3.7 %
  Phosphorus     2.5 %
  Riboflavin 4.6 %
  Selenium 1.3 %
  Thiamin 2.7 %
  Zinc 1.6 %

*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. 

Happy Day! 


  1. I have enjoyed reading your blog. I always love new recipes. I am attempting my first give away on mine, so if you like Burger King, come on over and enter. The prize is a $5 gift card to Burger King. Thank you for letting me visit.

  2. Hey Miss Sally, this jam looks great and...I'm intrigued by this freezer pectin.

    You mentioned the lack of look what i did posts...well, i don't think your link to that is still open, bummer cause i just put up a blog that i was going to post. Instead, I'll just do it here and you can edit to your liking. Look What I Did! Here are my moonflowers which I started from seed back in April of this year they are growing ferociously and enormously. http://bottle-blonde.blogspot.com/2010/06/by-light-of-moon.html
    Hope this works.

  3. Looks delish and those nutrition facts are so handy to know. Thanks for linking up to our canning party. I hope you signed up for all of our great give-a-ways over on Jen's blog.


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