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Yes the house is on the market and I’ve cut back on my gardening and I’m really not planning on doing any preserving this year. Except the raspberries are doing so well and I just love old-fashioned raspberry jam so I just couldn’t resist. Last week I made a small batch of simple and delicious raspberry jam. The intense raspberry flavor of this jam makes it a long-time favorite. Warming the sugar beforehand keeps the jam boiling evenly and ensures success.


I love the recipes that just make a small batch of jam. This raspberry jam only makes 4 cups. Perfect to spread out and enjoy over the course of the year.Raspberry Jam


Raspberry Jam




4 cups raspberries

4 cups granulated sugar




Place the sugar in an ovenproof shallow pan and warm in a 250-degree oven for 15 minutes. Warm sugar dissolves better which will help the jam to boil evenly and ensure that your raspberry jam is a success.


Place the berries in a large stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Bring to a full boil over high heart, mashing the berries with a potato masher as they heat. Boil hard for one minute, stirring constantly.Raspberry Jam


Add the warm sugar, return to a boil and boil until the mixture will form a gel, about 5 minutes.


Ladle into sterilized jars and process for ten minutes or as directed in your canning book.Raspberry Jam


Makes exactly four cups and the jars of raspberry jam will look so nice on your pantry shelf!Raspberry Jam


Are you growing raspberries in your garden? This is a relatively new raspberry bed for us but with all the rain the plants seem to be very happy and are producing a wonderful crop of raspberries this year. I will not be making anymore raspberry jam instead we will just have to enjoy the berries as we pick them!





I believe in having a well stocked pantry. Not only do I always have food on hand to feed unexpected company but it has helped in the past to get us through times when my husband has been unemployed. It is also a great way to preserve your garden harvest. Here are  my favorite 20 canning recipes.

Apple Rhubarb Chutneychutney, prudent pantry
Applesaucecanning, prudent pantry
Beach Plum Jellyjelly, pantry
Blueberry Lemon SauceLemon Blueberry Sauce
Blueberry Lime Jamjam, blueberries
Blueberry Pie Filling (Peach Pie Filling)berries, prudent pantry, prudent living
Chicken Stockbroth, soup
Chunky Basil Pasta Sauceprudent living, preseving
Crabapple Plum Jamjam
Cranberry Apple Pear Relishprudent pantry, prudent living
jam, peaches
Pear Apple Ginger Marmalademarmalade
Plum and Crabapple Jamjam
Strawberries in Vanilla SyrupWhole Strawberries in Vanilla Syrup
Strawberry Fig Jamjam, prudent pantry
Strawberry Jam with Triple Sec Liqueurpreserving, jam
Rhubarb Date Apricot Chutneychutney, rhubarb
Rhubarbeque SauceRhubarbeque Sauce
Rhubarb JamRhubarb Jam
Zucchini RelishZucchini Relish


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