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Berry Jam


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatine
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced (or blueberries)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons raspberry or orange liqueur (optional)


  1. In large saucepan, sprinkle unflavored gelatine over cold water; let stand 1 minute.
  2. Stir over low heat until gelatine is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add strawberries, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring occasionally and crushing berries slightly, 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in liqueur. Spoon into jars; cool slightly before refrigerating. Chill until set, about 3 hours.
  5. Store up to 4 weeks in refrigerator or up to 1 year in freezer.

Yield: 4 cups jam

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