Mixed Berry: Microwave Berry Jam

posted by Linda in MO 08-29-101 10:31 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Microwave Berry Jam
Recipe By :Taste of Oregon
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Low-Fat , Spreads

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen boysenberries -- strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries (enough for 1 cup mashed) (1 1/2 to 2 1/4)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. butter or margarine*

Thaw berries, if frozen; do not drain. Mash berries; measure 1 cup. In 2-quart microwave-safe casserole, combine the mashed berries, sugar, lemon juice, and butter.

Microwave on 100% power (high) for 8 to 9 minutes or until mixture thickens and is reduced to about 1 cup, stirring every 2 minutes.** Cool. Cover and chill to store. (The mixture will thicken a little as it is cooled and chilled. If the consistency becomes too stiff, stir in water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to reach desired consistency.) Makes about 1 cup.

*Test Kitchen Tip: The 1/4 teaspoon butter or margarine is just enough to prevent excess foaming.

**Note: If you prefer seedless jam, press the hot mixture through a sieve to remove seeds. The yield will be less than 1 cup.

Per 1-tablespoon serving: 42 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 1 mg sodium, 11 g carbo., 0 g fiber, and 0 g pro. Dietary exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate.

NOTES : Choose boysenberries, strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries to spotlight in this fresh-tasting spread. It’s terrific on toast, biscuits, or English muffins

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