Our first real harvest from our Orchard was Mulberries.
Our Mulberry Tree is an old tree that we believe was planted in the 1940’s, but it still gave us about 3kg of Mulberries at the peak of the fruiting season.
I washed and Froze most of the fruit but decided to make some Jam with one batch and here is the recipe I used.
The Jam turned out very nice, I hid these last 3 Jars from the kids and only let them know about them after I snapped these pictures today hehe hehe.
Jam is like chocolate in this house, you either hide it or you find that the human mice have munched on it and left you with none
2 cup mulberry
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon rind grated
2 tsp lemon juice
1. Wash and hull mulberries(this is the hardest thing about making Jam). Place Mulberries in a saucepan and slowly heat, stir and mash gently until simmering, add Sugar and Lemon rid and Juice.
2. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat, boil gently for 10 minutes (this time frame depends on the climate in my opinion, (test jam on the back of a very cold spoon to test if it’s going to set). The mixture should thicken by this stage.
3. Skim any froth off Jam, and then turn several times so that the berries become plump and mixed well with the juice.
4. Wash Jars in hot water (I use Ball Jam Jars) and spoon warm Jam into jars, seal and store once cool.
This recipe can be doubled and tripled depending on a number of Berries.