Granted, this post is a little late. I made this when mulberry ‘season’ was just finishing up and strawberries were still in full swing. But as with a lot of my recipes, I don’t feel like I’m sharing anything ground breaking. My goals with this blog continue to be the same; I want to share what fun I’m having but I also want to inspire (if at all possible.) So yes, I’m sorry this isn’t directly applicable at the moment, as these fruits are locally long gone.
That doesn’t take away the fact that I have mulberry and strawberry jam at the ready in my fridge right now though :D
I got the mulberries myself, which wasn’t that hard. I took a large bowl outside and shook the tree branches above it. I did loose some on the ground that way, but it didn’t take much to load up the bowl. Just watch out for spiders and other fun creatures! I also didn’t take the time to remove the small green stem that is attached to the fruit. You can’t tell in this jam. (Sometimes being lazy is okay, right?)
Sugar Free Mulberry (or Strawberry) Jam
1 cup berries
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup of water
3 to 4 tbsp honey (to taste – can be optional)
In a medium saucepan, add the water and unflavored gelatin. Turn to medium heat once the gelatin is dissolved and mixed well with the water.
While the water and gelatin are heating up, mash the cup of berries. I used my salsa express and basically ended up with a puree.
Once the water starts to boil on the stove, add the honey. Once you get a rolling boil going, stir continually for about 5 minutes. Then add the fruit puree and stir continually for another 5 minutes. Pour into jars and let them cool for about an hour before moving them to the fridge or before officially canning them.
You can probably guess that I did a couple batches from the images, although I suggest doing each batch separately so that the gelatin sets properly. I tried one double batch and it didn’t set as well as two batches done separately.
I highly recommend eating the mulberry jam with peanut butter. Tasty :)
(Yes, this is a gluten free bagel :))
This recipe is linked to Just Another Meatless Monday, My Meatless Mondays, Mouthwatering Monday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesday at the Table, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Delicious Dishes, Gluten Free Wednesday, Wholesome Whole Foods, Foodie Friday, Grocery Cart Recipe Challenge, Food on Friday, Fight Back Friday, I’m Lovin’ It, and Vegetarian Foodie Friday.