Strawberry Habanero Jam

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Howdy!  It’s been awhile since I posted an actual recipe!  Today I’m sharing a Strawberry Habanero Jam recipe that I found online.  It tastes yummy with ice cream, biscuits, and cream cheese!  This jam is not really spicy but it does some heat in every other bite.  I recommend putting 5 habaneros for a spicier taste instead of just 3.

Strawberry Habanero Jam

  • Servings: 8, 8oz jars
  • Difficulty: intermediate
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Author: Jenny B – Honey and Birch

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*Gloves are recommended when using Habaneros.

Ingredients:

  • 3¾ cups crushed strawberries
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 3-5 habanero peppers, chopped
  • 1 pouch of liquid pectin
  • 8, 8 ounce canning jars with lids and bands

Directions:

  • Bring boiling-water canner, half-full with water, to simmer.  (water canner=your pot)
  • Wash jars and screw bands in hot, soapy water; rinse with warm water.  Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat.  Let stand in hot water until ready to use.  Drain jars well before filling.
  • Mix strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and habanero peppers in a saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. When you cannot stir down the foam, gradually stir in the pectin. Return the mixture to a full rolling boil that can not be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and skim off any foam.
  • Ladle the hot jam into the jars leave 1/4 inch space at the top.
  • Wipe rims clean and place lids on jars.  Apply screw bands.
  • Process in boiling-water canner for 10 minutes.  Remove jars and let cool/sit for 24 hrs.  The lids will make a ‘tink’ sound and the button on top of the lid will cave in showing that it has sealed properly.  If it doesn’t seal during that 24 hrs you can still use the jam just put in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Katy  from http://www.redbirdrecipes.com

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Fruit Dip

Fruit Dip

Howdy gang!  Fall is creeping up all around here in Texas!  😀  I’ve been quite busy the past few months and I haven’t had much time to blog!  Our town has been filled with a fresh bunch of college kiddos and football fans!  Each year we get more and more students up here!  It’s crazy!

Today I plan on setting up my Halloween decor around the house and yard!  I know I’m not the only one that looks forward to this all year long!  Halloween has always been my favorite holiday.  I have more fond memories of Halloween than any other holiday.  When I was younger my parents would take my brother and I to a pumpkin patch that was actually a farm!  It wasn’t one of those fundraiser pumpkin patches where the pumpkins are pre-picked and set on pallets.  This place had a tractor and acres of pumpkins still growing on the vine!  You actually got to pick your pumpkin from the vine!  There was also a hay ride.  Need I say more.  It was a total kid’s paradise!  Good times.

Anyhoo!  The recipe I’m sharing today is incredibly simple but delicious!  It’s a quick fruit dip that makes a great party dip for game day! 🙂  Pair it with your favorite fruit!  I chose strawberries!

Fruit Dip

Fruit Dip

  • Servings: 20
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • Milk
  • 1 Package Instant French Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 Package of Dream Whip
  • Food Color (optional)  I used a drop of pink to make an orange melon color.

Directions:

  • Mix pudding as directed in one bowl.
  • Mix Dream Whip as directed in a second bowl.
  • Combine the pudding and Dream Whip into one of the bowls.
  • Let set in the fridge for a 5 minutes before serving.

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Fruit Dip