Friday, July 11, 2008

Cherry-Berry Jam

I went berry picking yesterday and could not resist making homemade jam and putting it on some fresh, hot biscuits. It's amazing to me how naturally sweet berries are and how little sugar is required to help turn them in to a delicious jam.
What you will need:
  • 2 cups pitted fresh cherries, halved (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

To make this jam simply combine all ingredients in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to 2 cups (about 1 1/2 hours), stirring occasionally. Spoon into a bowl. Cover and chill. The jam should stay fresh for up to three weeks in the refrigerator.

(The biscuits are simply Bisquick :)

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