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Jam Making Question

Jennalynn Aug 9, 2008 06:27 PM

I've got a bumper crop of passionfruit this year.

I'd like to make jam, but I don't want the fuss of actual canning.

Can I use any jam recipe and then just store it in the refrigerator instead of canning?

Obviously it won't stay as long, but I'll give extra away as gifts.

  1. c
    cocktailhour Aug 9, 2008 07:22 PM

    yes. You can also make freezer jam, which stores, not surprisingly, in the freezer.

    1. greedygirl Aug 10, 2008 10:11 AM

      I find jam lasts for ages at ambient temperature as long as you sterilise the jars (I do mine in the dishwasher) and put a waxed disc of paper over the top of the jam followed by a piece of cellophane which you then screw the lid over.

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      1. re: greedygirl
        Jennalynn Aug 10, 2008 01:12 PM

        Thanks gang...

        It should be a passionate summer ; )

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        ceciel Aug 10, 2008 02:17 PM

        I know the question is about Jam. But I just couldn't help myself - how about passionfruit juice?! Basically just straining the liquid out from passionfruit and cook it with sugar into maple syrup consistency. It keeps for quite long time. And spoon 2 tablespoon of it into glass, add cold water and ice. Oh, perfect drink for summer.

        Anyway, sorry for random suggestion that is so unrelated to jam. :)

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        1. re: ceciel
          Jennalynn Aug 10, 2008 03:04 PM

          Sounds like a great passionfruit syrup to keep around.

          I'll give it a try at the next "harvest".

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