Plum raspberry jam
Wednesday July 04th 2012, 9:42 pm
Filed under: Family,Food

Fire up the works! Happy Fourth of July!

The whole thing took less than an hour.

Richard was being too busy.

You need to go in the kitchen and (I made a dramatic gesture) say Wow, those are gorgeous!

He looked at me the way long-married people do, okay, then, got up, walked in the kitchen, made an exaggeration of my drama moment and pronounced, Wow. Those are gorgeous!

And then we both cracked up. Because hey, we both knew they really are.

Note: DebbieR gave me her favorite recipe; I had never thought of putting plum and raspberries together before. Cool! I was hoping for a little less sugar, though, and found this. Skipped the spices. Debated adding pectin. Didn’t. Should have, maybe half a packet. (Nobody’s going to mind, though.)

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Yay! Glad you tried the combo, whatever recipe. And that spiced one looks good too. We managed to get in on the hike, thanks to cancellations. 2 strenuous miles up and then we watched 6 fireworks shows with the almost-full moon!

Comment by DebbieR 07.05.12 @ 6:24 am

we’ve done plum and we’ve done raspberries, but never together — I need to file this possibility away for future jam making (we made so much last summer because we had fruit given to us that we don’t need to do any this year)

they are beautiful, and there’s nothing quite as satisfying as the “ping” of jars sealing!

Comment by Bev 07.05.12 @ 6:43 am

I bet those flavors are great together. They’re certainly visually appealing…

Comment by Channon 07.05.12 @ 7:19 am

I don’t know why any combination of fruits wouldn’t work.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.05.12 @ 8:38 am

They really are gorgeous!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.05.12 @ 1:02 pm

If the lack of pectin causes it not to set up, it will be great over vanilla ice cream.

Comment by Adele Marano 07.05.12 @ 5:55 pm

They are beautiful!

Comment by Kelli King 07.11.12 @ 12:38 am

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