This a simple homemade hot pepper jelly recipe that you can make as sour or sweet as you like. Serve pepper jelly on veggies, sandwiches, meats, or crackers and cream cheese for a quick starter. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and it tastes really fantastic. We like to spread cream cheese and this scalding … Read more
Jam is often created with chopped or crushed fruit chunks simmered with sugar until the fruit reduces and thickens to a spreadable consistency. Berries, grapes, other small fruits, and larger cut-up stone fruits like apricots, peaches, and plums. The nooks and crannies of English muffins are ideal for a nice jam. Blend the fruit (whole, crushed, or cut up) with the water and sugar to make a jam. Cook over high heat in a big saucepan to reduce the liquid and activate pectin, resulting in a thicker mixture.
My backyard berry plants have done exceptionally well this summer, especially the black berries. We were able to keep up fairly well with the blueberries and raspberries but the black berries are getting out of hand; so I am preserving what I can. We use a lot of wine for cooking; some of them are … Read more