Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Homemade Preserves Recipe Using Seasonal Maryland Fruit

Right now fresh fruit is abundant and inexpensive and available at local farms and farmers markets. There are a lot of great seasonal fruits available in Maryland during the month of August including: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, plums, peaches, pears, and nectarines. One way to save some money and eat healthy is to turn all of that amazing fruit into jams and preserves.
There are literally millions of recipes online for jam, but I have found the simpler, the better. Check out this easy recipe for blueberry jam. Be sure to sterilize your jars if you plan on saving for delicious jams for the coming months. And if you don't like blueberries, you can substitute any berry... or even live dangerously and mix a few together!
Check out CanningCrafts on Etsy for a multitude of labels perfect for dressing up your delicious preserves and jams!

Written by Dana of whoop.

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