Toast and Jam- A simple pleasure. It’s a pleasure that Brett, my husband, indulges in every single day! Tea, and toast with jam- that’s my Brett! So a few years back I decided to start jarring jam because paying $9-$11 for one jar of Sarabeth’s jam just seemed high for something that is pretty easy to make yourself, and for a lot less! You can save a great deal of money by jarring your own at any time of year, but if you do it when your ingredients are in season, it is at least half the price. And of course cooking with seasonal ingredients makes everything better.
When I was at the farm market the other day, and local, organic berries were availible for $2.00 a pint, I knew it was the perfect time to get jamming.
I went with a mixed berry and apple jam. It’s a great recipe that doesn’t require the addition of pectin. The use of the apples bring natural pectin to the party and also adds a fantastic tartness.