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Violet Jam

May  8, 2021
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Photo by Darcie Sosa
  • Prep time 45 minutes
  • makes 5 half pints
Ingredients
  • 8 cups fresh violet blossoms
  • 3.5 cups boiling water
  • 1 packet powdered fruit pectin
  • .5 cups lemon juice
  • 4 cups sugar
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Rinse and drain blossoms; place in a large heat-resistant glass bowl. Pour boiling water over the blossoms and let stand for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. Strain and reserve violet liquid, pressing with a spatula to extract all possible color. Discard blossoms.
  3. Measure violet liquid; add enough water to measure 3-1/2 cups (liquid will be blue-green). Stir in pectin, lemon juice, and sugar (the liquid will turn a violet color).
  4. Pour into a large stainless steel saucepan; bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute.
  5. Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle the hot liquid into hot sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water canner.

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