Gooseberry Jam Made From Wild Fruit
Jams are made from crushed or ground whole fruit and usually have a thick consistency due to the high pectin content. Fruit gives the product its special flavor and often provides pectin for thickening. Pectin is needed to provide thickening or gel formation.
Gooseberry Jam Recipe
- 6 cup gooseberries (¾ ripe (red), ¼ under ripe (green)
- 1 ½ cups water
- 4 cups sugar
Wash berries, place in saucepan with water, and bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer until gooseberries are soft, approximately 15 minutes. Remove from heat and measure pulp (about 4 cups) add sugar and boil 7-9 minutes. Pour jelly into hot, sterilized half-pint or pint jars to 1/4 inch of top. Seal with two-piece canning lids. Process in a boiling water bath. See chart below.
|Jar size||Elevation||Processing time|
|Half or quarter pints||0-1000 feet||5 minutes|
|Half or quarter pints||1001-2000 feet||6 minutes|
|Half or quarter pints||2001-3000 feet||7 minutes|
|Pints||0-1000 feet||10 minutes|
|Pints||1001-2000 feet||11 minutes|
|Pints||2001-3000 feet||12 minutes|
- University of Saskatchewan Extension Division
Revised by Suzanne Driessen 2016