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First time making Jam! 5 pics.

Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by theOEGBman, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Jul 13, 2008
    theOEGBman

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    Hey Everyone,

    Well today my grandma came over with a whole mess of Apricots, and we made Jam! I've never done anything like this before, so it was a fun experience. The plums are getting ripe too, so she said we'll have to make some Plum Jelly. Anyways, I took some pics. It sure was fun! We made 11.5 jars, so I think we did pretty good.

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    (Before adding sugar, so its pretty nasty looking,lol.)

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    The final product!

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    Some got a whole lot more fruit in them than others, but from what I tasted on the spoon, it is great!
     
  2. Jul 14, 2008
    nccountrygirl

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    That looks so good. I put up 7 pints of White Grape jell and 6 pints of Cocord Grape Jelly today. I quess we were in the jelly making mood today. :rainbow-sun
     
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    coopy

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    OOOooo looks so good. I am jealous. I love apricots.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2008
    ShellieESterling

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    Oooh that's awesome! Congrats on your jelly making foray :)
     
  5. Jul 14, 2008
    adeledamate

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    Oh, man. That's my favorite kind of jam. My mom would win awards at the fair for hers. I really do need to get over my fear of canning alone. Thanks so much for posting your pics. Very inspiring.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2008
    Tutter

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    That's wonderful!

    It's a great, and important skill to have, and truthfully, much easier to do if you learn at the elbow of an expert, as you did. :)

    That looks delicious! :)
     
  7. Jul 14, 2008
    mirime

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    :rose oh yes, beautiful and I too am a big apricot jam lover!
     
  8. Jul 14, 2008
    simple life

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    oooh, that looks so good, it will be great to glaze chicken with it or as a dessert topping/filling.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2008
    candyd

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    Oh it looks delicious. Nice job.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2008
    Nubsmum

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    Great Job!! Thanks for adding the pics. Apricot is my all time fav. Too bad they are about 1 dollar a lb around here. I may try to find a u-pick place.

    Canning is so rewarding. :rainbow-sun
     

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