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Sweet Fruity Jam Recipes

Updated on April 21, 2013

Truly Fruity Jams!

I've always craved for something delightfully sweet especially on my favorite bread and toast like putting some jams in it.

Jams is a special kind of fruit preserves. It is prepared by cooking the whole fruit with sugar. The taste depends on the flavor and variety of fruit you are using.

It is popular snacks among kids and adults that boast quick energy because of it contains 48 calories per tablespoon enough to sustain the glucose needed by the body.

So, why won't you try to make some of your own, or you can share your own recipes. Or if not, this page will help you to gain more jam recipe ideas all the best in the web.

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Basic Jam Making

Jams are so easy to make and can be long lasting when kept in a properly clean tightly sealed container and put it in high temperature to avoid spoilage.

♥ Prepare the fruit by removing any stalks and leaves, Stone the fruit. Wipe clean or rinse in cold water.

♥ Cook the fruit in little or no water to soften it and break it down. (This extracts the pectin)

♥ Add sugar and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is completely dissolved. (do not allow mixture to boil until sugar is dissolved)

♥ Commercially bought pectin is added at this point if necessary.

♥ Bring jam to a boil and boil rapidly without stirring until the jam has reached the setting point. (this can take from 5 to 20 minutes)

♥ Pour into warm jars, cover and label.

Source

Pectin is the substance responsible for the process of jam and jelly making.

Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam Recipe)

Filipino Jam Dessert

Halayang Ube or known as Purple Yam Jam is a Filipino dessert favorite. It is made using real yam (ube) root mashed and mixed with condensed and evaporated milk.

Ingredients

♥1 kilo ube yam root

♥1 can (14 ounces) evaporated milk

♥2 cans (12 ounces) condensed milk

♥1/2 cup butter or margarine

♥1/2 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)

Cooking Instructions

* On a pot, boil the unpeeled ube yam in water and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain and let cool.

*Peel and finely grate the ube yam.

*Heat a big wok in medium heat.

*Melt butter or margarine, add the condensed milk and vanilla flavoring. Mix well.

*Add the 1 kilo grated ube yam,

*Adjust the heat to low

*Keep on mixing the ingredients for about 30 minutes or until sticky and a bit dry (but still moist).

*Add the evaporated milk and continue to mix for another 15 minutes.

*Let cool and place on a large platter.

*Refrigerate before serving the halayang ube.

Recipe Courtesy of PinoyRecipe.Net

Cooking Tips:You may spread additional butter or margarine on top of the jam before serving. For the sweet toothed, sprinkle a little sugar on top of the jam after placing on the large platter. Instead of manually grating the ube, you may cut it in cubes and use a blender to powderize the ube.

Making Raspberry Jam

Spicy Tomato Jam Recipe

Did you know that Tomatoes are once long ago considered as poisonous by the Americans. Today, far from being poisonous it is considered one of the most healthy vegetables around. And yes, I did say vegetable.

It is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and high in Lycopene to help prevent heart disease and cancer.

Here's what you need:

1 1/2 pounds good ripe tomatoes cored and coarsely chopped

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tablespoon fresh grated or minced ginger

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon salt

1 jalapeño or other peppers, stemmed, seeded and minced, or red pepper flakes or cayenne to taste.

Cooking Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a heavy medium saucepan, Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often.

Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture has consistency of thick jam, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, then cool and refrigerate until ready to use; this will keep at least a week.

Recipe Courtesy of The New York Times.com

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More than a cookbook, this food-preparation reference guide is a superbly informative read, with useful information on everything from the cultivation of plants and new techniques in jamming to liqueurs and cordials. While many people believe they lack the hobby time to can preserves, Jamlady demonstrates techniques and ingredients adaptable to busy households.

 
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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I love jam! And you included two really great recipes tomato jam and Halayang Ube -Purple Yam Jam - unexpected in a lens like this. Pinned to my sweets board.

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      latiptop 5 years ago

      Mmmmm....yummy! These recipes look great! I will be sharing this on my fruity summer recipes lens!:)

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      Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

      yummy! Squidliking your lens. I'll be back!

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      fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      That Fillipino Jam sounds great!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      When I am at home, I must eat the sweet fruit jams

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Us young new squids are growing and can use such dishes :)

      One yummy thumbs up for for this fantastic lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! Like the Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam Recipe) ! Would love to try it. Blessed by a Squidoo Angel-Have a great day!

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      argonauta 5 years ago

      hmm i gues i have to make some Jam now- thanks a l.ot for the inspiration.

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      fashionistadiva 5 years ago

      yummy in my tummy! i luv the lens! good job

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      daniela12 5 years ago

      Delicioso!

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      Sweet treats.

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      RecipePublishing 6 years ago

      Wow, what a treat!

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      So yummy! Great lens.

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      Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Mmmm, tasty lens!

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      LeorG 6 years ago

      Very interesting jams!

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      Delicious!

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      Nice lens! I eat jam everyday for breakfast, sometimes making my own. I've never tried tomato jam, that will be next!

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      Obscure_Treasures 7 years ago

      Really you are recipe master.I found lots of useful information, great lens, Thanks!

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      jillian22 7 years ago

      I really enjoyed this lens. Now I am in a hurry to make the spicy tomato jam. Sounds delicious!

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      Carol Fisher 8 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      This is such a beautiful lens with great recipes - 5* and lensrolled.

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      Steven Cousley 8 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      Wow! I absolutely loved this lens. Your jams would make a perfect accompaniment to some of my bread recipes. Definitely lensroll material. 5 stars!