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..."Considering the ingredients I used, I was a little afraid it wouldn't be fit to eat.. It ended up being a really good jam with a fruity, nut-like flavor. I'll definitely be making this one again!" JD
JD's New Years Jam
2 cups blackberry juice and pulp
2 cups sliced strawberries
1/4 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup maple flavored bourbon
6 sprigs spearmint (leaves only, minced)
3 cups sugar
1 pkg pectin
1/4 tsp butter
In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup sugar with pectin, set aside.
Dump fruit, wine, bourbon, mint and sugar into large saucepan, add butter to reduce foaming.
Bring to rolling boil, adding in the sugar/pectin mixture, bring back to rolling boil and boil a full 1 minute. Reduce heat and ladle into prepared, sanitized jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. Water bath process 15 minutes, adjusting for your altitude.
Makes about 5 half-pints.
Recipe & Photo by: JD for Canning and Cooking at Home
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