MIXBERRIESAND sugar and cook rapidly for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice and cook about 10 minutes longer, or until thick. Pour into sterilized jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Put on jar lids and screw the metal bands tight. Process in a boiling-water bath for 10 minutes. Makes 3 or 4 pints.
Mrs. F. L. Potter, Southport, North Carolina
3 cups chopped pears
1 large orange
3/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 three-ounce package powdered pectin
5 cups sugar
WASH, PARE, CORE and chop enough pears to make 3 cups of chopped fruit. Peel the orange, remove seeds, and chop the pulp. Place chopped pears in a large saucepan. Add orange pulp, pineapple, cherries, and lemon juice. Stir in pectin. Place on high heat and bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Add sugar, continue stirring, and heat again to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for one minute. Remove from heat and skim. Spoon into hot sterilized jars and seal. Makes about 7 half-pints.
Blueberry Rhubarb Jam
Mrs. Harold Niemath, Grand Island, Nebraska
5 cups rhubarb, cut fine
1 cup water
5 cups sugar
1 can blueberry pie filling
2 three-ounce packages raspberry Jello
CUTUPRHUBARB and cook in 1 cup water until tender. Add sugar and cook a few minutes longer, stirring constantly. Add pie filling and cook 6 to 8 minutes more. Remove from heat and add Jello. Stir until completely dissolved. Pour into jars and seal. Store in refrigerator or freezer.