Quick Berry Jam

Hey guys.. 
I've got another 3 ingredient recipe for ya ;) I could probably make about 100 recipes using only 3 ingredients, why make it complicated, right!?  Maybe that should be an E-book project. Anywho.. This recipe has become a MUST with my famous Banana Crepes which we eat almost every night when we have a kitchen. They're THAT good!! So I figured I'd share this recipe with you and trust that you'll experiement with this instead of buying the stuff you find at the store which is typically full of preservatives.

When my stepdad was here last month, he randomly found a famous danish brand of jam at TJ Max and I couldn't help myself. The label freak in me WANTED to know what I used to fill my body with without knowing.. Man, a part of me wish I hadn't looked.. I was mind blown by the list of things they would add in there! unknowingly we consume all these preservatives, 'natural flavors' and things we can't pronounce that our bodies don't recognize as food and we wonder why we get sick?? hmm.. But at least I was blissfully ignorant back then, haha :D

So give this recipe a go and lemme know what you think. I'm pretty positive you (+kids) are gonna LOVE it.. This will last about 2 weeks in the fridge.

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 2 tsp Arrow Root Powder
  • 1 Bag Mixed Berries
  • 1 Bag Raspberries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (optional)

**The raspberries are essential to make it more sour which I personally prefer as I use it for the already sweet banana crepes. You could also make it with 1 bag of strawberries + 1 bag of raspberries which is  my usual go to but as this is what I had, this is what I made :) Trust me on this one... Don't skip the raspberries!!! But if you really can't get it sweet enough, you can add in 1 tbsp of raw honey to sweeten it when you remove it from the stove

 

HOW TO

  1. Defrost your berries completely
  2. Add them to your blender and blend for a few seconds till it's liquid and the consistence you like (I prefer it a little chunky) 
  3. Mix 1/4 cup of water with 2 tsp arrowroot
  4. Bring your berries to a low boil in a pot and add in the arrowroot mixture while whisking (otherwise it'll create lumps).
  5. Bring it to a boil for about 1 min and turn off the heat

** When you add the arrowroot mixture you'll see it change color to a lighter red. Once you bring it to a boil it will turn dark red again and that's when you'll know you're done :) Let it cook for another minute if you want it a little thicker.. It will thicken more as it cools in the fridge.

Add the jam to a glass container and let it sit in the fridge for 30 min to settle. (don't screw on your lid too tight as it will create vacuum and you'll need help to get it off ;P

And that's it.. As I said, make sure to try this with my Banana Crepes, I promise they'll be a hit for your family..

With Love ❤ , Diana