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Making Jam: How to Tell When Jam Is Set

Making Jam: How to Tell When Jam Is Set
Italian prune plums in jam

Making jam is simply heating fruit, sugar, lime or lemon juice, and a bit of time and patience to the mix.making jam - blueberry plum jamMaking jam: A simple “spoon test’ is indispensable when seeing if jam is set. It reveals the moment when fruit and sugar become a deliciously thick jam. Here’s a little video show and tell.

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  1. Really good video, Tom! Plum and peach, sounds like a great combination, and looks delicious. I love to make jam but haven’t done so in a couple of years. A few years ago I made about 80 half pints — all different kinds; apricot, blueberry, blackberry, peach, and strawberry – each when the fruit was in season, then apple butter in the fall. My friends loved me a lot that year. I see you’re wearing your v-neck white t-shirt, my favorite outfit too 😉 Thanks for posting your jam recipes, they sound delicious — always fun to change it up.

    Gracie and Boz are adorable. Woof!


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