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    Unhappy Thin Strawberry Jam

    I attempted to make jam using Certo. I followed the directions but it came out thin & watery. Can I do anything to thicken it?

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    You can remake the jelly/jam a second time. You can either use regular pectin and be sure to boil for the recommended time and use all the sugar required in the package directions/recipe. Alternatively, you can make freezer jam using a box of freezer pectin (specially for freezer).

    Hope this helps!

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    I always make my jam with the pectin in the pink box, and use the low sugar recipe. I don't think you can go back and thicken jam that has already been cooked. Once my Mom tried to double a batch of peach jam (she found out that trying to double jam is a no no) We decided it it made really good sauce for ice cream and waffles. So we renamed it a sauce. It turned out to be a nice mistake.

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    Not only can it be used as a delicious fruit syrup (thinned to a good consistency for pouring), but you can also use it as a base for ice cream, sorbet and slushies by freezing it in an ice cream maker or popsicle molds. Or you can freeze it in ice cube trays and process in a blender til smooth, adding water, milk or yogurt. You can stir fruit syrup into yogurt, then freeze, to make frozen yogurt pops, too. Fruit syrup can be used to top pancakes and waffles, or as a topping for pound cakes and angel food cakes, too, or poured over ice cream or yogurt.

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    It could of boiled too long.
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    Maybe you did'nt warm up the certo, I had my daughter helping me make jam and we forgot to warm up the certo, it was very thin and watery.
    Hope this helps,
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