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How to Make Delicious Homemade Jam In Copper Pots

As we head into Fall, 'tis the season for making delicious homemade jams and enjoying all fruits of nature! Making homemade jam in a copper pot such as our Copper Jam Pans is not only a delight for your whole family, it's also great for preserving beautiful Fall fruits such as grapes, pears, peaches and cranberries.

With our handmade Copper Jam Pot, you can make gorgeous jams such as Cranberry Jam, Apple Pie Jam and even something savory such as Spiced Pumpkin Butter.

If you absolutely love canning and preserving, now is the time to learn all about how to make delicious homemade jam in copper pots.

Can you make jam in an unlined copper pot?

Absolutely! Our Permian Copper Jam Pans are made from 100% recycled sources of copper, so it is very safe to make homemade jam with them. 

In fact, our artisan Copper Jam Pots are the best for making jams and jellies such as fruit jams, marmalades, compotes and even carnitas. 

According to this article, adding sugar to unlined copper pots has its unique advantages. Making delicate jams and sauces requires temperature precision and fine-tuning, which are both present in unlined copper pots. Copper is not only a great heat conductor, it's also thin enough conducts and releases heat almost immediately. 

The combination of these unique qualities in copper makes jam firmer, quicker to make and less likely to caramelise or become overcooked. 

Why cook homemade jam in copper pots? The advantages of making homemade jam in copper

If you're wondering why you should cook homemade jam in copper pots, here are some advantages of making homemade jam in copper to consider!

Hand Hammered Copper Jam Pans
  • Exceptional Temperature Control: Copper pots and pans offer several distinct advantages in the art of making delicious and delicate fruit jams. First and foremost, their exceptional heat conductivity ensures precise temperature control. Copper heats up rapidly and evenly, preventing hot spots that can scorch delicate fruit mixtures, making it ideal for achieving the perfect jam consistency. Additionally, copper's responsiveness to changes in heat levels allows for quick adjustments, critical when simmering fruits to preserve their natural flavors and colors.
  • Natural non-stick and antibacterial properties: Secondly, copper's natural non-stick properties reduce the risk of jams sticking or burning during the cooking process. This not only simplifies the cooking experience but also minimizes the need for excessive stirring, preserving the fruit's texture and integrity. On top of that, copper also has natural antibacterial properties, which ensures that your homemade jam is safe to consume.
  • Faster cooking results: Copper's excellent heat conductivity doesn't just speed up cooking; it also lowers the chance of overcooking the jam, which can make it taste bitter. The quicker cooking time also keeps the fruit's fresh flavor and vibrant color intact, resulting in a tastier and more visually appealing jam. Plus, it saves you time in the kitchen.

On another note, cooking jam in Copper Pots or Copper Pans was a French gastronomy tradition. Modern science has discovered that copper also plays an important role in helping jam set due to how pectin reacts with it.

When jam is cooked in a copper pot, the pectin molecules in the fruit are released. This helps capture the fruit and the water to form a natural binder, which aids in setting jams for the best results.

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How To Make Delicious Homemade Jam In Copper Pot

Ready to make delicious homemade jam in our Copper Jam Pot? Read the step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to make homemade jam with Sertodo's Permian Copper Jam Pans!

Step One: Gather Your Ingredients For Making Homemade Jam

You will need sugar, fruit, lemon juice and water.

Depending on the size of the copper pan, you may need to adjust the amounts of each ingredient.

Step Two: Prepare The Fruit

Begin by washing the fruit you want to make homemade jam with. Cut them into small pieces. 

Step Three: Combine fruit with sugar, lemon juice and water

Place the Copper Jam Pot on the stove and add the fruit, sugar, lemon juice and water. 

Homemade jam in copper pot tutorial

For the best homemade jam, put only the jam mixture in it, which is fruit mixed with sugar in our handmade copper jam pan. Doing so ensures that the acidity in the fruit does not react with copper. 

Lemon juice is added to your homemade jam to help your jam set, and for safe canning purposes. Therefore, it is important that you don't skip this step of adding lemon juice to your jam mixture. 

Step Four: Heat the jam mixture in the copper pot

Heat the mixture over medium heat and stir constantly to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

Step Five: Test consistency of jam

Test the homemade jam for doneness by placing a small amount on a chilled plate. If it wrinkles when you push your finger through it, it is done.

Once the jam has reached the desired consistency, remove the pan from the heat and let it cool.

Sticky consistency homemade jam

Step Six: Store your jam after it has cooled

When the jam has cooled, it can be stored in our glass canisters or containers for future use. Enjoy!

Final Takeaway: Making Homemade Jam In Copper Pots

Crafting delicious homemade jam in copper pots is a time-honored tradition that combines the best of both worlds: the artistry of French culinary heritage and the practicality of modern science.

These iconic copper vessels including our Copper Jam Pans and Copper Basins offer faster cooking times, thanks to their exceptional heat distribution, as well as non-stick and antibacterial properties that ensure the quality and longevity of your homemade preserves.

As we've discovered, the use of copper in jam-making isn't just a matter of tradition; it's backed by scientific evidence that showcases its unique ability to set and preserve jam.

So, whether you're an aspiring culinary artist or simply looking to savor the fruits of your labor for longer, consider incorporating copper pots into your jam-making process – a delightful marriage of tradition and innovation that will have your taste buds singing with joy. 

Sources:

https://www.thekitchn.com/why-do-you-have-to-add-lemon-juice-when-making-jam-223840

https://www.andresy-confitures.com/cooking-in-copper-pans-tradition-and-modernity/#:~:text=For%20nearly%2060%20years%20now,for%20making%20the%20jam%20productions.

https://www.organicauthority.com/organic-food-recipes/8-delightful-jam-recipes-made-from-fall-fruits

https://debuyer-usa.com/blogs/how-to/copper-and-sugar-how-copper-affects-your-food

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/234047724_The_copper_pots_and_jam_challenge

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