FRESH, HOMEMADE JAM can be made quickly and easily by mixing strawberries or blueberries with gelatin and just a few other ingredients.
This recipe is from Thomas J. Lipton Inc.
Fresh and Easy Berry Jam
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 cup cold water
2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced or blueberries, about 4 1/2 cups
1/2 cup sugar, about
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 to 3 tablespoons raspberry or orange liqueur, optional
In large saucepan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over cold water; let stand one minute. Stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved, about five minutes. Add strawberries, sugar and lemon juice. Use more or less sugar depending on sweetness of fruit. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring occasionally and crushing berries slightly, 10 minutes. Stir in liqueur. Spoon into jars; cool slightly before refrigerating. Chill until set, about three hours. Store up to four weeks in refrigerator or up to one year in freezer. Makes about four cups jam.