Woo-hoo! First jam ever! This is French-style jam with exactly two ingredients: evaporated cane sugar and fruit. Thanks to Bea’s guidelines over at Zero Waste Home, I now know that extraneous jelling agents like pectin aren’t actually necessary to create delicious jam.
This has to be the tiniest batch of jam ever made. When I finally got up the nerve to give it a go, I realized that I had exactly 3oz of evaporated cane sugar on hand. Which meant that I could jam exactly 3oz of fruit. Which turned out to be exactly one half of a black plum — ha! No really. I had to eat the other half of the plum. But that’s ok. This is the most delicious jam I’ve ever tasted and I know exactly what’s in it. And I’ve finally jumped the jamming hurdle and know what I’m doing, so next time should be a piece of cake. I couldn’t be happier with my itsy-bitsy concoction. :)