Jelly, jams, and preserves...we love them all. We eat them on crackers with goats cheese, PB&J sammys, and sometimes just straight out of the jar.
The one thing that has always bothered me about jellies and jams is the amount of sugar added to them when it is not necessary to create a delicious preserve!
This recipe is one of the most simple and passive recipes we use frequently...
2 cups frozen or fresh berries
In a sauce pan add 2 cups of berries and bring to a low simmer. You do not want your berries to boil, we literally turn our burner to 2 or 3. Stirring every 10 minutes or so just to keep the berries from burning on the bottom of the pan.
Once the berries have lost most of their moisture and become a nice thick "spreadable" texture we pull them off the heat and let them cool before we place into a glass jar.
The preserves typically last 1-2 weeks in our fridge, in all reality they only last a few days in our house...
Tip: during berry season, freeze extra berries for the off season when you want a delicious preserve.