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Freezer raspberry jam

Postby cherrytree » Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:24 pm

I’ve got a glut of raspberries which of course is great. I was thinking as well of doing other things, of making some freezer jam. I’ve made it quite a few times; it’s quite delicious and very fresh tasting. I haven’t looked for years, but bearing in mind that this is not a ‘normal’ year I wonder if Certo is still on sale. If not, do you think jam sugar would work?

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby PatsyMFagan » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:46 pm

You can definitely still buy Certo. I used this a few weeks ago to make chilli jam as I couldn't get out to buy Jam Sugar. I did wonder which was better value - adding Certo to plain sugar, or buying Jam sugar :?

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby scullion » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:09 pm

how about cooking the raspberries with some apple, for the pectin? but i suppose it depends on how much you're going to make.

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby cherrytree » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:15 pm

I’m not going to cook the raspberries at all. That’s the beauty of freezer jam. I’m going to the BIg City tomorrow and should be able to get some Certo in the large Sainsbury’s. Thank you all very much.

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby scullion » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:14 pm

ahh, sorry, not come across freezer jam before. i wouldn't have room in the freezer!

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby cherrytree » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:41 pm

Thank you though. I haven’t got much space but the jam goes into little tiny plastic containers- enough for one batch of scones for instance. I’d far rather do that than make cooked raspberry jam as I make lots of other kinds, and I’m not that keen on whole frozen raspberries.

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby jeral » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:48 am

I've never found any fresh frozen bought berries to taste good at all, they all taste weird to me and have been bin jobs even if eaten quite promptly after purchase so I went back to fresh or tinned. I imagine the sugar as a preservative is like marinating or brining so a different animal once in the freezer.

Hope you find the Certo.

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby Gillthepainter » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:48 am

How do you make freezer jam please?

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby PatsyMFagan » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:55 am

jeral wrote:I've never found any fresh frozen bought berries to taste good at all, they all taste weird to me and have been bin jobs even if eaten quite promptly after purchase so I went back to fresh or tinned. I imagine the sugar as a preservative is like marinating or brining so a different animal once in the freezer.


I found a bag of identifiable 'red' fruit in the freezer - either raspberries or strawberries :roll: . I thawed them, strained out the pips, and added to some leftover cream, icing sugar and a couple of shots of Fraise des Bois liqueur and froze it for a tasty ice cream.

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby cherrytree » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:16 am

My recipe comes from a Katie Stewart book. My beloved Katie died a few years ago but as I don’t want to get into bother with copyright I won’t post it on here. However there are quite a few recipes online.

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby herbidacious » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:47 pm

Can you say which book it's from?

There is a Katie Stewart strawberry freezer jam recipe online.

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby cherrytree » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:32 pm

It’s from ‘Cooking with Katie Stewart‘.

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby cherrytree » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:34 pm

I’ve got that Katie Stewart book! I never thought of looking in there. Thank you very much.

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby cherrytree » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:35 pm

I’ve got that Katie Stewart book! I never thought of looking in there. Thank you very much.

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby herbidacious » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:03 pm

I decided to have a got at this with strawberries. But clearly little brain today and I added the pectin along with the sugar and lemon juice... An hour later the sugar hasn't dissolved, Should I just freeze it anyway? What a waste of sugar (and pectin, which was hard to get). I am really cross with myself.

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby herbidacious » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:57 pm

cherrytree wrote:My recipe comes from a Katie Stewart book. My beloved Katie died a few years ago but as I don’t want to get into bother with copyright I won’t post it on here. However there are quite a few recipes online.



Cherrytree, can I ask you, when you leave the jam to stand before freezing, do you put it in the fridge?

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby cherrytree » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:07 pm

No, because it was cold anyway, it went straight into the freezer.

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby herbidacious » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:52 pm

I don't think my attempt has been very successful... :?

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby cherrytree » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:46 pm

Why not? Is it runny? I make a lot of jam and if some is runny I just shrug it off and say that it’s ‘French set’

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Re: Freezer raspberry jam

Postby herbidacious » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:00 pm

It was quite runny and it was cloudy. I am sure it will be nice swirled in rice pudding/yoghurt/drizzled on something.

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