We're all about spreading the love, especially when it is in the form of a wedding favor or any occasion for that matter!! So many times, brides and their families stress over what to give their guests as a Thank-You-for-coming-to-my-celebration-present. They wonder if the gift will be appreciated, wasted, or end up in the garbage before the night is over!
For a personal touch, we always feel that gifts from the heart are best. Whether it be homemade or store bought.
You can buy cute little mason jars at any hobby store or big box store. You can create your own labels or tags, or you can even go to Etsy, there are tons of shops online that selling printable DIY labels.
Add your own little touch but adding a square of fabric and ribbon to match your celebration decor.
Simple Strawberry Jam Recipe:
(Recipe makes 5 cups)
2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled
4 cups white sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
Apple Pie Jam
4 to 5 large Golden Delicious apples, peeled and sliced (about 2 pounds)
1 cup water
5 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon butter
1 pouch (3 ounces) liquid fruit pectin
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
In a Dutch oven, combine apples and water. Cover and cook slowly until tender. Measure 4-1/2 cups apples; return to the pan. (Save remaining apple mixture for another use or discard.)
Stir in sugar and butter. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Continue to boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat; skim off foam. Stir in spices. Carefully ladle hot mixture into seven hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 7 half-pints.