12 Preserve Recipes That Capture Summer Fruit at Its Best

Making summer fruit preserves is a great way to capture a taste of the season for later in the year when you could use a little sunshine. If you’ve got a garden of your own, there can be some times...

Can You Make Apple Sauce From Peels Without Apple Fruit?

by westes 8 months ago

I read that most of the pectin in an apple is in the peels, not in the apple fruit. If you cook the peels alone - leaving out the apple fruit - will it become a viscous fluid like an apple sauce?...

Homemade "jam sugar"?

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by Father Kitchen 5 years ago

I have a friend who wants to make jam in small quantities. I found Sonia Allison's book "Quick and Easy One Pot of Jam from Your Microwave." The recipes are enticing, but many call for "Jam Sugar,"...

Making jam with or without pectin?

by Lazar 12 years ago

quick question to the jam makers out there. Made strawberry jam with pectin (a brand other than Certo), however, my mother who is a jam junkie, told me to make the jam without the pectin. Her rea...

Jam Making? What Does "Calcium Water" Do, and Why?

by kaleokahu 6 years ago

Title is self-explanatory. I bought some pectin, and the firm instruction was to use it with "calcium water". Would someone please explain? Thanks!

Can I add pectin to a pectin-free jam recipe?

by jne123 6 years ago

I was trying to find a recipe for black raspberry and jalapeño jam, (I have more berries than I know what to do with! Pie! Muffins! Berries with every meal! Yummy.), I found plenty of raspberry jal...

Help Finding No-Sugar Pectin

by obillo 4 years ago

Desperate to find no-sugar pectin at retail in NYC. Foubnd lots on line but w/outrageous prices and even worse shipping charges!

Where to find monocalcium phosphate (to make 'Calcium Water' for Pomona Pectin Use)?

by FoodNerdGrrl 6 years ago

Does anyone know where I could buy monocalcium phosphate online or around the GTA area? It is often contained in baking powder and used as a leavening agent, but I can't seem to find it anywhere i...

What is wrong with using commercial Pectin in Jams?

by foodaholic8 13 years ago

Hi everyone, I was wondering if any jam makers out there could help me out. I am new to making jams (and to these boards) and I was wondering why people have such a negative attitude towards n...

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