On Saturday we got up and went out to a farm and picked some raspberries. It was nice we had the bushes to ourselves for about 45mins and were able to pick to our hearts content. When we came home I got straight to work.
I rinsed off some berries. Don't they look gorgeous? :)
I put them in a big pot and smashed them, the recipe calls for 9 cups of crushed berries. I think that I was really close to that.
I think added 6 cups of sugar and boiled it until 220 degrees F. My thermometer decided to quit going up at about 200 degrees and so after a little bit I took a little bit of the jam and put it in a little glass and put that in the freezer for a minute then checked to see if it gelled up and it had so I knew it was done.
Then I scooped it into the jars. Then put it in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
Here are the beauties. They are a big hit with the family!!!
Here it the recipe and directions that I used:
9 cups crushed berries
6 cups sugar
Sterilize canning jars. Combine berries and sugar. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Cook rapidly to or almost to, jellying point, depending upon whether a firm or soft jam is desired. As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking. Pour hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process 5 minutes in a Boiling Water Bath.