Monday, September 9, 2013

Raspberry Jam

A few weeks before my dear hubby passed away, he requested pancakes. Doesn't our love for someone always involve food?  Our family has always loved German Pancakes and I made those for him. They're almost like a crepe, but somewhat thicker. I filled my sweethearts with sugar and cinnamon, and mine with some raspberry jam. 
This was my treat of crepes, which were served on a cut glass snack plate that I bought at our Trade Days.  The cup is perfect for holding fresh fruit or even a cup of soup.  The rose teacup is part of a set gifted to me from some dear friends. My faux roses are in a pretty container from Hobby Lobby.  All was served on my Southern Living wrought iron tray lined with a crocheted doily.   You can find that recipe for German Pancakes here. 

When I received my gift of Raspberry Jam, which was included with my special gifted  teacup from my friend Stephanie's teacup exchange of The Enchanting Rose, I wrote my gift giver, Debbie, and asked for the recipe.  She had shared with me that it was "her precious mother-in-law's ( Betty's )recipe" and she was most happy to give it to me.  I put a pretty muffin liner on top of the lid and then popped on the ring for a decorative touch.  These 4-ounce jars are perfect for gift-giving.   Raspberry Jam is my all-time favorite and I would like to share this with you:

Raspberry Jam
3 3/4 cups mashed raspberries (wild berries are best)
1/4 cup lemon juice
6 1/2 cups sugar (Betty said to stick with the exact amount of sugar)
1 teaspoon butter
1 pouch of Certo (Betty never used powdered pectin)
Mash the berries then stir in the lemon juice and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add the butter (this removes the foam) and the pouch of Certo. Stir for 1 minute more, remove from heat. Fill jars, process,  and enjoy!

Would you care to join me?

                                                           Thank you for your visit!  xo
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  1. Kitty, your tray with special treats is as pretty as I know those crepes must taste. I have a recipe for German pancakes, but it is made in a pan and not rolled. I would love to have your recipe and compare.
    Think of you each day. I'm happy to see you sharing a post. Hugs ~ Sarah

  2. Your jam looks delightful Kitty. Loving your table setting and sweet memories of making your hubby pancakes. That glass tray is lovely with the rolled pancakes.

  3. Kitty, I'd love to join you. Crepes are such a perfect food to pair with tea (or coffee). I love raspberry jam. xo

  4. Hi Kitty,
    I wish that I could join you today because I do love raspberry jam. Your tea time looks so very inviting! Your hubby must have loved your kozy kitchen treats! He was a very lucky man to have you as his wife! Thank you for sharing and also visiting me. Take care,

  5. You will always have memories of the German Pancakes you made for your dearest hubby and paired with this great raspberry jam, I'm sure it's heavenly! The wonderful memories are always of family gathered at the kitchen table eating great food and you both were so lucky to have shared your love for the kitchen together! Thank you so much dear Kitty for the recipe...I love jam! Have a sweet week.

  6. Yes, food and memories go on and on and we pass it on to the next generation don't we? I have never seen butter added to a jam. I am sure that makes it all the better - right Paula Deen? I agree, raspberry jam is the absolute best. Unless we are making a specific recipe that calls for something else this is all we have in the house. I am sure yours is absolutely amazing.
    Hugs and loves.

  7. I love raspberry jam and it too is my favourite. The recipe sounds delicious and your tray of German pancakes and tea looks lovely. Such sweet memories and recipes passed down from one generation to another console us. Thank you, dear Kitty, for sharing your delightful tea with us and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings & hugs,

  8. I'd love to join you! Your German pancakes look wonderful and I bet that raspberry jam is delish too.

  9. The German pancakes are new to me but raspberry jam I know, and like on my scones. Hubby never eats jam so I buy a bottle of seedless raspberry jam for myself.
    As others have already commented, these pancakes will always remind you of your husband, a nice thought.

  10. Your jam looks pretty with the toppers Kitty! Thanks for sharing the tried and true recipe-enjoy:@)

  11. Raspberry jam is one of my favorites! Pancakes too! I like your idea for the jar toppers too.

  12. Hi Kitty,
    What a sweet post today and I'm sure with lots of thoughts of your dear hubby. I like the idea of using cupcake liners on the jam jars. So cute! I enjoyed your teatime today with your pretty table setting.
    Praying for you!

  13. Such a sweet setting for some delicious yummies! Kitty, I think I have those same clear glass cups & trays. I never thought to use the cup for fruit...I've also never made crepes. ~~blush~~ I think I need to try that recipe soon.

    Thanks for sharing it and the jam recipe.
    I hope you're doing okay...I'm glad you're back to blogging.


  14. The raspberry jam sounds delicious, and your tray looks so inviting. I think a lot of the special family memories many of us have involve preparing foods that our loved ones liked. Cooking is one of the ways you expressed your love for Rich.

  15. I'd love to join you!! Happy to see a post from you, and thinking of you.

  16. Kitty, what a pretty table. All of your pieces are so unique - love that glass plate. I had never heard of German pancakes, but I will probably try them. I do love crepes and yours look totally yummy!!

  17. I have stepped away from computer time for a while, but I have not stepped away from prayer time or lifting YOU during it. I have been praying for you.

    I'm so glad that took some time to visit blog land this morning because the past two posts have been two I wouldn't have wanted to miss.

  18. Dearest Kitty,

    Oh how truly lovely- what a nice tea time you have shown us today.

    And thank you for your jam recipe. I have never made my own, I hope to one day.


  19. Dear Kitty,
    by all the sadness it must be sweet to know, you could do something to make him happy in hist last days. Those precious, well treasured last days. It makes me so sad while I write this. We all have once to deal with that sad stroke of fate.
    German pancakes with raspberry jam sound yummy. The recipe ist new to me, I never had one with butter, but I can imagine a good taste. I will try this.
    You are still in my prayers, dear Kitty. Wish you the very best.
    Hugs and greetings,

  20. Hi Kitty! I'm so glad you're posting and yes, food can hold sweet memories for us. Your little tea table looks so sweet and you're still in my prayers.
    Shelia ;)

  21. Dear Kitty,
    Thinking of you-and nodding my head in agreement with how the power of food prepared with love is such a glorious gift! These raspberry filled German pancakes are gorgeous and I know a wonderful treat!
    Warm Hugs,

  22. Hey Kitty,
    What a sweet memory of your husband...
    I love rasberry anything and this looks so good...reminds me of my Grandmother that loved to spoon rasberry jam over vanilla ice cream....I will pin this recipe...
    Love, Mona

  23. So sweet. I am so glad to see you! The jam and pancakes look delicious.

  24. Kitty, Food is associated with family and love to me. I know your hubby found joy through all you lovingly prepared for him. Thinking of you ♥

  25. Looks just wonderful Kitty, and so pretty. I've never attempted to make jam, I always thought it was was too difficult, but I might just try your recipe. A nice memory of making these for your dear husband also. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Your post brought a tear to my eye. I am so glad you have such sweet memories of your dear husband.

    Your jam looks delish. I am curious about liquid vs.powdered pectin. Do you know the reason to use one or the other?

    I am using your cupcake liner idea and I am going to get the 4 oz. jars for my ajvar since I can't eat a 8 oz jar as quickly and still stay fresh tasting.

    Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon

  27. Sweet memories to ponder, Kitty. Glad you can hold on to them. The pancakes look delish and your table setting is very pretty...Christine

  28. I have been away from blogging for awhile. I am sorry to hear of your loss. German pancakes are a hit around our home. I like them savory, but some of my kids like them sweet. The only jam our kids like is raspberry. If I make any others, no one will eat them. Thanks for inviting us to tea. Joni

  29. Kitty, I learned something new about adding butter to remove the foam. I'll be using your cupcake liner idea too! I love crepes ;o) Think of you each day dear friend. xo Debbie

  30. I so love German pancakes and have not had any in such a long time. Don't know why that is, but sometimes I get in a recipe rut. Your setting is lovely and your words so dear. Keeping you in my prayers.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  31. Beautiful...looks delicious. Love the way your jars look so dressed up.

  32. It's lovely Kitty, and looks like a special treat indeed. A special memory shared, I hope you are doing ok, I can't imagine. It is so nice to see a pretty post from you. Prayers,

  33. Hi Kitty, guess what Red Raspberries are my favorite. But I find it very difficult to give my jam away. Strawberry jam is not a problem for gift-giving.......I bad. But those beautiful Red Raspberries are so special..and hard to come by. I have an orchard that I pick at..Sure your hubby was a happy man when you cooked for him. I used to live in Alaska and the berries are plentiful but beware the bears also enjoy the berries. So you pick a few then you look around for Mr. Bear. Always keep the car door open so if I needed I could jump in and drive away..............The freezer in Alaska was full of berries. Miss that part of living in Alaska. Take care and have a great day. I have a shelve in my kitchen and I have cupcake liners on those jars. Love it...........Andi

  34. That looks sweet in all ways! I am sure you are flooded with memories of Rich, and they are good ones! Thinking of you every day and praying for your comfort and strength.

  35. Oh Kitty, seeing my Grandma's name on your post brought tears to my eyes....thank you for sharing her sweet recipe :) Putting the jam on crepes sounds so good! I hope you're doing well, my friend. Praying for you!

    Love and hugs

  36. Hi Kitty,
    I would just love to join you at your lovely table to have crepes and that awesome Raspberry Jam, I know it would be delicious. We are hoping for rain this weekend, I would gladly stay indoors if we could have some rain. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  37. This is my first time visiting you! Glad I found you....a very pretty tray and a beautiful teacup. I collect teacups and love rosses. Your crepes look wonderful and I sure would love to make that jam.
    Blessings My Friend,

  38. Hello Sweet Kitty!
    It is good to see a post up from you, and a beautiful one at that.
    Your husband must have enjoyed that special treat made by your loving hands.
    Happy to see that you got the jam made and it looked as though it was perfect! I love your idea of the cupcake papers and there are so many beautiful ones now a days.
    I have been thinking of you a lot. I continue to hold you and your family up in prayer.
    The Lord bless you my dear friend.

    Much love, Debbie

  39. Dear Kitty,
    Yes, I would like to join you! They look delicious. I think whenever you make them again, it will always be with the sweet memory of your hubby. I am glad he felt well enough to request them and I am sure you were so happy to make them for him.
    What a great idea to top the jam jars with a cupcake liner. Never thought of that! You are a clever lady.
    I hope you are managing to put one foot in front of the other. My heart aches for you.
    xo Ruthie

  40. Kitty, your tray is clearly overflowing with love and wonderful memories.

    Thankful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  41. Well I would love to join you yes. This looks lovely and delicious! :) Off to check out the pancake link. My family on my mom's side was german...but I don't recall them every making special pancakes! :)

  42. Kitty,
    What a beautiful post full of love. The red raspberries look scrumptious and I have to agree - red raspberry jam is one of my favorites, I would love to join you!

  43. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on through Monday.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  44. Kitty, I am so sorry for your loss. I don't know the heartache in losing a spouse but I do know grief. My oldest daughter passed away May 2012. My heart cries for you and with you and you will be in my prayers.

    I'm so glad you posted the recipe. I have printed it out and plan to make some when I am on my feet again :) Thanks for your kind email...Have a blessed weekend!


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