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when is it too late to add sugar when making jam?

did not add pectin. thanks for the info on the boiling point.

Oct 16, 2013
wyowy in Home Cooking

when is it too late to add sugar when making jam?

how much pith does it take?.....and just want to be sure I understand..the sugar does not make the jam or jelly gel? So if my jam is getting close too done but still too tart I can still add sugar at that point?

I thought everyone loved jam:-) but these grapes skins have kind of a sharpness that might interfere with the taste of the final product. I think someone suggested pureeing the skins and them adding them back to pulp. I think using only part of the skins would be better but how would you adapt recipe (could use less sugar?) would this give you the same deep purple color?

thanks for all the info. will try lemon pith in the future.

Oct 15, 2013
wyowy in Home Cooking

when is it too late to add sugar when making jam?

thanks. It was pretty late last night. I should have added more sugar sooner. I had about 4 cups of pulp + the skins. But it did get me started wondering why cranberry sauce/jelly was so easy and this was such a long and difficult process.

I live at 5400 ft. and kept trying to get the temp past 200 but finally just gave up. I think it jelled enough but probably could have cooked down a bit more. Lots of work for 6 pts. of jam. Next time should be better. The grapes may not have been ripe enough. Now I'm trying to figure out another use for this batch besides on toast, or ice cream or just about anything. Will check out peanut butter! Any suggestions? I really appreciated your response.

Oct 14, 2013
wyowy in Home Cooking

when is it too late to add sugar when making jam?

just finished making my first ever concord grape jam. It's really tart and probably over cooked. I kept adding sugar and finally gave up and just canned it. I'll know in the morning.

when you add sugar to something like jam does each addition have to cook a certain amount of time making the total cooking time longer? or does it just effect the sweetness?

Oct 14, 2013
wyowy in Home Cooking

repairing handles of enamelware

Dropped le Creuset stockpot on side. Enamel chipped off handle. Is there anyway to paint on or dip the handles in some of that rubber stuff that is heat resistant?

Oct 12, 2013
wyowy in Cookware