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Alice's Raspberry Jam

This recipe is brought to us by chef and restaurateur Alice Waters, who uses it to garnish her signature crepes.

  • yield: Makes 2 1/4 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups raspberries
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine raspberries and sugar. Let stand until the berries start rendering their juice, about 15 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Place a small plate in the freezer to use later to test the consistency of the jam. Prepare two 1-pint canning jars and self-sealing lids in boiling water, following manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Step 3

    Bring the saucepan of berries to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. The mixture will bubble up, rising high up the sides of the saucepan. Skim off any light-colored foam as it collects on the edges. Soon the jam will boil down again, forming smaller, thicker bubbles. At this point, start testing the consistency by putting small spoonfuls of the jam on the cold plate. This will cool off the jam sample quickly so you can tell what the finished texture will be like. When the jam has cooked to the thickness you want, stir in lemon juice. Turn off the heat, and carefully ladle the jam into the prepared canning jars, allowing at least 1/4 inch of headroom. Clean the lip of the jars with a clean, damp towel, and seal with the lids, following manufacturer's instructions. The jam will keep for about 1 year.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, September 2002

Reviews (4)

  • 15 Jul, 2013

    This recipe has been corrected to call for 2 cups sugar (not heavy cream). We apologize for the error!

  • 16 May, 2008

    The two cups heavy cream should read two cups granulated sugar.
    I make this all the time. It is really great. I use frozen organic fruit and make it year round. It is a favorite around our house.

  • 28 Dec, 2007

    I believe I made this recipe last year. Came out beautifully... Do you realize you included the heavy cream into the recipe? Was this on purpose? I did not include it into my jam recipe as I didnt want a sauce... I believe including heavy cream into a recipe doesn't make a jam... Am I wrong?

  • 28 Dec, 2007

    I believe I made this recipe last year. Came out beautifully... Do you realize you included the heavy cream into the recipe? Was this on purpose? I did not include it into my jam recipe as I didnt want a sauce... I believe including heavy cream into a recipe doesn't make a jam... Am I wrong?