Our mulberry tree is laden with mulberries.
Every day, we all eat our fill of sweet lovely berries : us, the birds, the bunnies and even Moose, the dog… and yet, we just can’t keep up. Our sweet tree just keeps on giving.
What to do?
Mulberry jam, of course… we make mulberry jam!
And, it works perfectly because this week is teacher appreciation week and we are making lunch for our teachers every day this week. Today is ‘breakfast’ lunch, with pastries, bagels and… mulberry jam.
Kitty and Teddy are our mulberry jam makers (and eaters!)
They use a lovely recipe that I’ve shared at the end of this post.
The hard work is in picking a full bowl of mulberries, cleaning them and removing their green stalks. In fact, this is such hard work that it often has to be done in shifts.
Their hands stain red, which is great fun for an eight year old and an eleven year old.
We have mulberry jam on our pancakes – yum deluxe!
And on our toast and on our ice cream.
We took it camping too for bagel breakfast.
I had a nice stock on my pantry shelf but, alas, it went so quickly and it’s time to make some more!
– a bowl of cleaned, de-stalked mulberries
– 2 cups of sugar
– half a lemon
Put the berries in a large saucepan.
Bring them to the boil.
Add sugar and lemon juice.
Reduce heat for a few minutes until all the sugar has dissolved.
Can your mulberry jam according to safe canning/bottling methods.
Blessings and magic,
Those mulberries are amazing! We just bought our home last summer and we have a mulberry tree, but most were taken by the birds when we got here. Hoping to enjoy some this year! The jam sounds amazing, thanks for sharing.
Hi Jill, Oh no… the birds!!! I worry so much that the birds will find our tree but, until now, they haven’t noticed it. Let’s hold thumbs for lots of berries for you this year.
How long does the mulberry jam last for?
Not very long in our home, lol… we eat it up very fast.
If you have sealed your jar properly, it should last a few months. You can also freeze it if you want it to last longer.
Thank you for this great idea, i am going to make mulberry jam when i next harvest my mulberries!