Monday, July 21, 2014

Easy Summer Fruit Jam Recipes

I love getting all the in season produce at my local stores, farm markets and road side stands. How about you? We eat the produce and at times will turn it into jam to enjoy all year long. Have you ever made your own jam?  We have always found that it taste so much better than big store brands AND it is cheaper! 

The August issue of Woman’s Day, now on newsstands across the nation, features two covers and plenty of ways to cut down on costs while allowing you to live and eat the way you want to. With tips on how reduce your grocery bill and eliminate unnecessary costs from simple household chores, you’ll find you have added time and money to relish in the summer sun. Featuring light dinners like pasta with tomatoes, zucchini and pesto for less than $2 per serving and a handful of fresh, easy jam recipes…it’s time to enjoy your summer by spending less!

Here are two of their featured Jam recipes!



Blueberry, Orange and Lime Jam
Makes 6 Jars

Ingredients
·         2 tsp orange zest
·         2 navel oranges, cut into segments; segments chopped
·         2 lbs. fresh blueberries
·         2 tsp lime zest
·         2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice

Directions

Omit the lemon zest and juice and decrease the total sugar to 1 cup. In a bowl, toss together the orange zest, oranges, blueberries, lime zest and juice and ¼ cup sugar. Using a potato masher, lightly crush the fruit mixture and let sit for 15 minutes. Prepare the jam according to recipe instructions, mixing only ¾ cup sugar with the pectin.



Vanilla, Nectarine and Raspberry Jam
Makes 7 Jars

Ingredients
·         1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
·         2 lbs. nectarines, cut into ½-in. pieces
·         1 lb. raspberries

Directions

Scrape out the vanilla seeds into a large bowl. Add the nectarines, and toss with the lemon zest and juice and ¼ cup of sugar; let sit for 15 minutes, then toss with the raspberries. Prepare the jam according to recipe instructions, mixing only 1¾ cups sugar with the pectin and stirring constantly for 3 minutes (do not mash).



Here are the two covers for the August issue of Women's Day. Have you seen them? Have you picked one up? Want to chime in? Tell us which cover is your favorite at www.facebook.com/womansdaymagazineThanks to Women's Day for giving me permission to repost these recipes. ENJOY!

More Easy Summer Recipes

Strawberry Margarita Jam Recipe- freezer jam
Best Ever Brownies - everyone loves these!
Mango Salsa
Avocado Feta Salad 
Chunky Guacamole
Blueberry Vinaigrette for easy salad dressing
Easy Chicken Tostadas 
Corn on the Cob with Lime-Chive Butter
Easy Pork Tacos
Aunt Salad
Honolulu Burgers
Spinach Strawberry Salad
Kid Approved Summer Meals
8 Salsa Recipes
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