Melons,Melons, Everywhere I turn Melons

I love summer melons but they are everywhere right now so I am making Cantaloupe Jam with some of the melons and thought I would share the recipe with ya’ll.

CANTALOUPE JAM:

4 cups of cantaloupe, ripe and crushed

1/2 cup of lemon juice

6 cups of sugar

3/4 tsp of unsalted butter

2 (3oz) packs of pectin

Combine the cantaloupe, lemon juice and half the sugar in a pan and let stand for 1 hour.

After 1 hour, add the remaining sugar and place the pan over a medium-high heat; stir constantly until the sugar dissolves.

Bring the mix to a boil for two minutes.

Remove the pan from the flame and skim off any foam.

Place the pan over the heat again for 1 minute to boil.

Again, remove and skim off the foam.

Add the butter and bring the mixture to a boil again.

Add the pectin and stir constantly.

Boil for 1 minute.

Skim off the foam.

Allow the jam to cool for 7 minutes before adding it to canning jars.

Seal the jars and place them in a boiling water bath canner and process for ten minutes.

Remove from the canner and cool at least 12 hours. Check for proper seal.

I hope ya’ll try this and let me know what you think. We love hearing from you.

See ya’ll soon.