Homemade Mulberry Jam Recipe: A Burst of Sweetness in a Jar
Experience the simple joy of making your own sweet and tangy Mulberry Jam from scratch. This timeless treat is a fantastic way to preserve the flavor of fresh, ripe mulberries and enjoy it all year round. Whether you're a seasoned canner or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is easy to follow and sure to impress.
Mulberries, these small yet flavor-packed berries, have been a part of human diet for centuries. Originating from Asia, these berries are not only delicious but also rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Making jam is an age-old method of preserving their delightful sweetness and vibrant color. It's a process that allows you to savor these fleeting summer treats long after their season has passed.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Canning Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: Approximately 3-4 cups
- 4 cups fresh mulberries
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- Juice of 1 large lemon
- 1 teaspoon pectin (optional)
- Carefully rinse the mulberries and remove their stems.
- In a large pot, combine the mulberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir well to combine.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often to prevent the bottom from burning.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer. If using, add the pectin at this stage.
- Allow the jam to simmer for about 20-30 minutes, or until it thickens to your desired consistency. Remember, it will continue to thicken as it cools.
- Once the jam is ready, ladle it into sterilized jars, leaving about 1/4 inch of headspace. Wipe the rims clean, place the lids on the jars, and tighten the bands.
- Process the jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes to seal.
- Allow the jars to cool at room temperature. Check the seals before storing.