Sue's Red Raspberry Jam
5 cups prepared fruit (about 4 pints of fully ripe red raspberries)
1 box SURE-JELL Fruit Pectin (click here for SURE.JELL for Less or No Sugar versions)
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine
7 cups of sugar, in a separate bowl
Fill a boiling water canner half full and bring to simmer. Sterilize jars and lids
Mash raspberries completely and press through a mesh strainer to remove most of the seeds. Measure out 5 cups and place in a 6 or 8 quart saucepan.
Stir in pectin and add butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to a rolling boil (a boil that does not stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring continually. Add sugar and return to a full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, continue stirring. Remove from heat and skim off all foam with a metal spoon.
Ladle quickly into sterile jars, leaving 1/8 headroom. Wipe jar rims and threads. Screw on sterilized two piece lids, tightly. Put jars on the elevated rack in the canner. Lower rack into canner. Make sure water is covering the jars by at least 1 inch. Cover and bring to a boil. Process for 10 minutes. Remove from canner and place upright on a towel and let cool completely. After they are cool, press the center of the lid with a finger, if the lid spring back, the seal did not take, and you will need to reseal, or keep it in the refrigerator.
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