Homemade Lemon Curd, Gluten Free, 2 Great Recipes

Filled with Sunshine & Gluten Free!

If you’re into lemon meringue pie, chances are you will just LOVE these recipes for traditional Homemade Lemon Curd and Microwave Lemon Curd.┬áIf you’re not a fan of lemons, you will still probably LOVE some zesty Microwave Lime Curd.… Read the rest

Watermelon Strawberry Lemonade

Years ago years ago, I found this great recipe for Watermelon Strawberry Lemonade on a blog called FrostedBakeshop. The original was twice as much, and the bloggers suggest dividing it into two batches.

Since there’s just the two of us, I simply cut the recipe down to 4 servings.
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Apricot & Pineapple Jam

Wash your half-pint or pint jars, lids and rings in soapy, water. Sterilize them, covered 10 minutes, in boiling water.

Apricot ­čŹĹ Pineapple­čŹŹJam
Yield: 10 cups (or half-pints)

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5 1/2 cups apricots, crushed (4 lbs apricot halves)
1 (20-oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
3 1/2 cups granulated sugar or Whey Low D Sweetener – 2 lbs
7 Tbsp regular cooked-type ClearJel┬« (for canning)
OR 4 Tbsp Instant ClearJel® ® (if freezing, see Notes*)
1/4 cup lemon juice, bottled (or 2 lemons)
1 Tbsp corn syrup (aids w/storage, if freezing in bags)
Directions:
1. In a food processor, pulse to crush apricots.
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Strawberry Freezer Jam, made w/ Instant ClearJel®

Strawberry Freezer Jam
This gorgeous ruby red jam is definitely a favorite family recipe!


Although I personally didn’t come up with the recipe, I’ve been lovin’ and making this recipe for over 3 decades now!

What’s great about this SOFT-SERVE JAM; it DOES NOT set up firm like the 
“run of the mill” pectin jams do.
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Mango – Lime Preserves (Instant ClearJel Freezer Jam)

Updated: Freezer Jam 
Pure love-in-spoonfuls!

This jam’s so good! I adore how simple it is make… mixed with crushed pineapple, passion-fruit concentrate (when I’ve got some), plus a fresh lime – zested and juiced.

Mango – Lime Preserves
by Sharon Anne
Yield: 3 cups

1/2 cup (plus 2 Tablespoons) granulated sugar 
OR see – Whey Low (for Ice Cream) – sweetener
3 Tablespoons INSTANT ClearJel® powder
1 1/2 cups fresh mango, diced (1 large mango = makes about 1 cup diced)
1/2 cup crushed canned pineapple, drained
1/4 cup passion fruit concentrate puree, see (Tips & Techniques…)
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice (1 large lime = about 2 Tablespoons)
Fresh lime zest


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Monthly FRUIT Harvests (General LIST for USA & UK)

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I love the “fruit” seasons for harvesting fresh fruit. Thank goodness for (grocery stores) and the freezer, so “jam, jelly, and pie” seasons can be extended.

However, (local) seasonal fruit always tastes by far the best. For your specific area – i.e.: USA States – look here, but note several links may become broken.Read the rest

Great Year: Top Ten Blog Posts… 2010 – 2011

To celebrate the NEW YEAR allow me to list last year’s “Top Ten Posts”.
10. Wheat flour’s ALWAYS BEST GROUND fresh at home;
I’ve helped several get their own Magic Mill (stone grinder)
grinds the very best flours… really it just does!… Read the rest

Strawberry Ice Cream, Shakes & Frozen Yogurt*

One year, my son gave me a nifty-difty ice cream maker for Mother’s Day. Now, I have seen there’s a similar newly designed model out on the market.


For Better Desserts… (my secrets include)

  • My Freezer Strawberry Jam made with Instant ClearJel┬ę, helps me to make wonderful strawberry ice cream, terrific shakes and refreshing frozen yogurt.
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