Making your own jam is something you can do pretty easily. And if you do it, while the fruits and berries are in season, it’s also pretty cheap. The only downside is – you will have a lot of glasses with delicious jam piling up in your cabinets. For me, as a person that does not eat sooo much jam when having breakfast, it’s a real pity ;)
When making your own jam, fortunately, it can be stored for a very long time. You just have to prepare the glasses the right way and your jam stays good for months, even years. So making some more is not that bad actually ;) If you have too much in your cabinets, give them to friends – they will be more than happy I suppose.
I made this raspberry jam with some fresh vanilla cause the flavors go so well together. Get some good vanilla – I know it can be quite expensive, but you will be happy if there is a nice strong vanilla flavor in the jam and not just a hint of vanilla. Tahiti or Madagascar vanilla are good here.
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
35 oz. (1kg) fresh raspberries
1 vanilla bean
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 pkg. (500g) jam sugar (Extra Gelier Zucker) for 35 oz. fruits
1kg frische Himbeeren
2 EL Zitronensaft
500g Extra Gelier Zucker