Next, wash the berries thoroughly, removing any debris.
This may take 3 or more washings. Agarita berries contain natural
pectin so there is no need to use pectin or any thickening agent for
this jam. The yellow seeds within the berries also contain s
berberine, so this jam
is naturally healthful.
Ingredients for the Jam
Making the Jam
Place thoroughly washed berries and
water in a stainless steel saucepan.
Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium and cook for approximately 15
minutes until berries are soft.
Strain out the berries and mash them in a wooden bowl.
Add berries back to the liquid.
Add sugar to taste.
1 1/3 cups of sugar.
Simmer over medium heat for approximately 60 minutes (more time will be
needed when making a larger amount).
When the liquid is syrupy, perform a 4 minute refrigerator test.
Take a tablespoon of liquid/berries and place in the
If the liquid
solidifies to an almost jam like consistency, your jam is ready to jar.
Allow to cool for a few minutes, and then place in a glass jar.
When the jar feels cool, place in the refrigerator.
The jam will thicken overnight.
10. The next morning, enjoy some of your Agarita Jam on toast.