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Fastest Jam Ever.  And the tastiest!

We found this easy and delicious recipe at Prevention.com.  We think it’s the perfect way to fastest_jamsavor the juicy goodness of Oregon berries all year long.  Just stir and freeze – so it retains all the flavor of the fresh berries.  Plus it has fewer calories, with one-quarter of the sugar used in regular jam.  Next time you’re at the Farmer’s Market, pick up a few extra berries and give it a try.  It’s summerlicious!
Very Berry Jam

Total Time: 20 Minutes + Standing
Yield: 4 Half-Pints

1. Whisk together 1 1/2 c sugar and 1 package (1.59 oz) “no-cook freezer jam fruit pectin” (like Ball) in a bowl. Be sure to buy the right type!
2. Mash 1 c raspberries, 1 c blackberries, and 2 c strawberries (hulled and quartered) in another bowl until fruit is a chunky puree.
3. Pour sugar and pectin into the bowl with the fruit and stir until very well combined. This will take 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Ladle jam into four 8 oz freezer jam jars (either glass or plastic), let stand until set, about 30 minutes, and freeze.

Voila!   Spread and Enjoy.

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