Back in March I showed you how to start the seeds for ground cherries.
Well the ground cherries are starting to ripen and fall off the bush. When they hit the ground you pick them up and use them. How simple is that? Easy Peasy!
So today I made Easy Peasy Ground Cherry Jam.
Start out with 3 cups Ground Cherries taken out of their paper husks. Wash them well and put in a pot with 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/2 cup water and 1 box powdered pectin.
Bring to a boil and when ground cherries start to burst, mash them good.
After they are mashed and boiling add 3 cups of sugar all at once. Return to a boil and boil according to pectin package directions, usually 1-3 minutes.
Put in sterilized jars. Screw on lids and invert for 5 minutes then turn over and allow to cool till lids POP! That's how you know the seal is tight.
This recipe will make 3 medium jars or 6 small jars of jam.
You can also do a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.