Different recipes call for different kinds of pectin. (What is pectin, anyway? Find out here.) So what if you're all set and ready to make a pot of jam, and your recipe calls for liquid pectin, but you only have dry? Can you substitute them?
Prickly pear cactus jam is one of the coolest jams I've ever tried. It's perfect with pancakes, crepes, toasts or English muffins. This recipe is ridiculously simple and it only takes 15 minutes! Jam can be stored in the fridge for over a month.
No need to be put off this highly nutritious berry because of the thorny branches and sour flavour. Here is a simple recipe for a gourmet jelly which has so many uses, and some tips on how to pick them without the suffering.
Pears are a delight in the jar... so pretty through the glass, floating golden in their juices, serene, plump as Buddhas. Here we’ve taken 6lbs of Comice pears, ripe but firm, & canned them with an unexpected, delicious combination of spices. Enjoy!
As the last of the lemons hang like a hundred little lanterns, we pick them into woven baskets and blend them with lavender flowers to make Lemon-Lavender Marmalade. A colorful, elegant tasting marmalade, this end of summer recipe is sure to delight!
Moroccan inspired spiced apple and date butter. Similar to an apple jam or preserve made by slow cooking the apples with sugar and spices until they are soft and reduced down. What is left after the long slow cooking is thick, dark, sweet and spicy.