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Friday, June 19th, 2009

Jam in the Breadmaker

I wanted to make bread the other day. Turns out we had no yeast in the house. But while flipping through my breadmaker cookbook I found a recipe for Breadmaker Jam. I've never made jam of any kind, but this sounded right up my alley (translation: super easy).

Sorry LGrant, I didn't get any pictures, but if you close your eyes and imagine a slightly runny mixed berry jam in a tupperware tub, you'll get a good idea of what it looks like. ;-)

1 3/4 C. sugar
1 pkg (10-12 oz) frozen berries (I used a mixed berry medley, but next up is strawberry)
1 pouch (3 oz) liquid pectin
1 T. lemon juice (we were all out of lemon juice so I substituted Limeade) :)

1) Combine ingredients in bread pan
2) Select Basic setting. Press Start. Allow to mix 5-6 minutes scraping sides of pan with rubber spatula. Press Stop.
3) Select Bake setting. Press Start. When unit signals and display reads 0:00 press Stop and remove bread pan with hot pads. Pour jam into containers. Cover. Refrigerate to set. Makes about 3 cups.

The cookbook had recipes for fresh fruit jams too, but I decided to start with the frozen. It was so easy, this might be the beginning of a jam faze. Relatives beware... Christmas is coming.

Did it set after a while?
LGrant   Friday, June 19, 2009
it was tasty.
JimTheLimey   Friday, June 19, 2009
It set some more after being in the fridge all night. I think its still a tad runnier than normal jam, but definitely usable and like Jim said, tasty.
Ames   Friday, June 19, 2009
You might try freezing it. My friend, Paula, used to do that with homemade jam and it was really good and tended to be more solid. I don't know why it tasted good right out of the freezer but it did. :)
LGrant   Friday, June 19, 2009
I will have to dust off the breadmaker I found at a yard sale and give it a try.
dannie   Friday, June 19, 2009
I have used my breadmaker maybe twice? I made a couple of good bricks with it. You may have given it new life!

I will have to look up some of the fresh fruit recipes. Do you think the extra water in the frozen fruit makes it runnier?
Spike   Saturday, June 20, 2009
You might have something there, Spike. Worth a try. I just got a half-flat of fresh strawberries but unfortunately do not have a breadmaker. Wonder if a rice cooker can make jam??
LGrant   Saturday, June 20, 2009
just make sure you start cleaning the bread tray immediately afterwards, that hot sugar will weld itself to anything like napalm if you let it sit.
JimTheLimey   Saturday, June 20, 2009
I am definitely going to check my breadmaker book and give this a try.
girlcarew   Saturday, June 20, 2009
Jim gave us a couple of jars on Sunday. One mixed berry and one mango. I had the mixed berry today in a PB&J and it was delicious!!!
K8Day   Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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