Yesterday we visited the farmers’ market and I greedily purchased two pints of gooseberries, completely floored to see them anywhere outside of Germany. However, upon returing home I realized the berries were underripe and far too sour to be consumed in their current state. A quick consulting email to my culinary muse, ze German aunt, and the fruit was saved with a quick jam recipe.
2 pints gooseberries or any other berries
1 cup sugar
1 package pectin, like Sure-Jell
1/2 cup water
1 glass jar
Wash and clean the fruit, removing any leaves and stems. Pat the fruit dry with a kitchen towel. Place the berries, sugar, pectin and water in a large pot over high heat. Bring the contents to a rolling boil, stirring often. Let the mixture boil for four to five minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and transfer the jam to the glass jar. Immediately seal the jar and let it cool before refrigerating. Enjoy the jam with french bread or German style pancakes.