overcooked jam - now what?
- jubilant cerise Apr 1, 2011 06:53 PM
I've never made blueberry jam before and only have four years canning under my belt - this is the first time I've overcooked a jam. It's not very spreadable even at room temperature. Suggestions? I really don't want to throw it out.
At one time I had a recipe for Jelly Pie. It bakes in one crust somewhat like a custard. I'll look for it but you might find it online. I think you could use it as a glaze. Don't pitch it, you'll find a use for it. I've always had problems with elderberry jelly,seems like it sets up differently with whatever the weather conditions are that year. If it comes out hard, it's for pie. If it's right, it's jelly. If it doesn't set, look, I made syrup for you!
Got some other tips for using overcooked jam so I thought I'd share:
- blueberry muffins
- fruit syrup: reheat with juice, lemon juice and water
What overcooked jam? - it's condensed fruit for muffins and syrups ;)
how many jars have you got?
a dollop in gravy, a glaze for beef or lamb or duck. Mini jam tarts.