Friday, April 5, 2013

Wa.S.P. Jam

It's been a little while since I've shared a canning tutorial.
Not that I haven't been canning.
I have. A lot.
Just the same old stuff.
Jalapeno Jelly.
Vegetable Stock.
Spagetti Sauce.

But I got a batch of strawberries recently and had watermelon and pineapple on hand and thought,
"What if I combined the three best fruits ever into a jam?"

Wouldn't that be nirvana?

Well I can safely say it is!
I tried to find a recipe online.


So I'm confidently coining the name for my new jam.

Wa.S.P. jam, or just wasp jam for short.
Watermelon. Strawberry. Pineapple.

Each bite is heaven let me assure you!
Especially on my new favorite whole grain bread.

Now that you're all tempted and salivating here's the how to.
It's super quick and easy.
I made this batch while I was getting my babies ready for school.
I promise.

You need 5 cups of pureed fruit so this is my combination:
1 cup watermelon
1 cup pineapple
3 cups strawberries

In a stock pot pour pureed fruit along with:
4 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 scant tsp butter (to control foaming)

Bring to a full hard boil stirring frequently.
Then add 1 package pectin.
Stir to dissolve.
Bring back to a full boil and boil for 1 minute.
Ladle jam into prepared jars and attach lids and rings.
Process in boiling water canner for 15 minutes.
Let cool on counter for 24 hours and enjoy.
Luckily this batch makes 4 pints plus about a 1/2 pint so there was plenty for sharing now.

This will definitely be my new favorite jam
I hope you like it as much as I do!

Before I go today, I had to share what I did this morning.
My niece is in the NICU right now.
She just had reconstructive heart surgery 4 days ago.
She was born 2 weeks ago.
I got to be there for the Echocardiogram today.
Fascinating is the only word to describe the process.
She's such a little trooper.
I'm just glad I get to be a part of the experience!

Have a fabulous day!
Mine definitely is already!

1 comment:

  1. Awe! So precious! The jelly sounds yummy too! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!


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