Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Strawberry Margaritas, Take Two

The strawberry margarita jam didn't set, even after a few days.  I'm getting a little tired of this; it only seems to happen with the liquid pectin.  Maybe I should move to powdered pectin and move on.  Regardless, I opened all the jars today and put 7.5 cups of jam in a pot.  I brought it to a boil, added 22.5 T. sugar (3 T. per cup of jam), some more lime juice, and another package of Certo.  This boiled for the requisite one minute and yielded 8.5 cups of jam (Magic?  No, it's just the extra sugar...)

This batch will set, I know this from playing with the jam in the pot - it set on the spoon, on the sides of the pot, and in a little bit I put in the fridge.  It hasn't lost its margarita-y-ness, either.  

2 comments:

  1. I am having the same problem only mine is with using the powdered pectin. I am not sure why and think I need to read over how to make jam again.

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  2. I think it might have to do with what I consider a rolling boil and what the pectin considers to be a rolling boil...

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