How to Make Jam

Jam
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Stop us if this sounds familiar: You get overeager at the farmers’ market, load up on a ton of pricey and highly perishable fruit, then promptly forget about it. Don’t throw the fruit away. Instead, make jam. Since the fruit is getting cooked down anyway, it doesn’t matter if your berries are bruised or pears are past prime.

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Degree of Difficulty: Easy

Total Time: 40 minutes

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Cook time

40 min.

  • 4 cups fruit
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
Cut away any parts of the fruit that look questionable, then combine 4 cups fruit, 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp salt, and the juice of 1 lemon in an enamel-coated cast-iron pot. If desired, add a handful of fresh herbs—we like rosemary with peaches or lemon verbena with blueberries.
Bring mixture to a boil then simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and shiny, about 20 to 30 minutes.
Cool mixture to room temperature, pour into a glass jar or plastic container, and store in the fridge. It will keep for about six weeks.