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Strawberry Honey Jam
Use the freshest ingredients for the best results. Follows instructions for preparing jars for canning.
3 cups chopped apricots (about 1 1/2# whole fruit)
3/4 cup Da Buzz Raw Honey
2 teas. food grade lavender buds
Combine apricots and honey in bowl and stir well. Tie lavender buds up in a cheesecloth and tuck into apricots. Cover and let sit at room temp for one hour, so the lavender flavor can infuse into the fruit. Taste when time is up. Remove if desired taste is achieved then discard packet. If a stronger taste is desired, leave packet in for the first 10-15 minutes of cooking. Place fruit and honey (and packet if desired) into a wide, non reactive pot. Place over high heat and cook to boil, stirring 15-20 minutes.
Run a spoon through butter and hold over pot. If it looks runny continue cooking until it looks thick and spreadable.
Ladle into prepared jars. Wipe rims, apply lids and rings then process 15 minutes in a boiling water bath Canner. Remove and cool on a towel.
Sealed jars can be stored for up to one year, and any unsealed jars should be refrigerated and used promptly.
Jam and Jelly
6 lbs strawberries
3 3/4 cup Da Buzz Raw Honey
1 1/2 unpeeled apples, grated
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
Rinse the berries and remove any that have blemishes and slice. Place berries, honey, apples and lemon juice in a large pot over high heat. Bring to boil, then lower to medium heat and allow the mixture to boil lightly for approx. 30-60 minutes, Scrape down sides and stir lightly, the berries will burst and thicken. Cook till the mixture coats the back of a spoon. To test if product is done, place a small amount on a cold plate. If it sets up, its done.
After thickening mash the fruit to the consistency desired. Scrape off any foam that may form.
Place in prepared jars, fillinf leaving 1/4" headspace at top. Process 10 minutes.
The final product will be thinner then store bought jam
Apricot Lavender Butter
NOTE: Preserves made with honey have only a 2 to 3 week shelf life once opened. Keep this in mind when choosing the size of jars used.