Friday, June 10, 2011

Homemade Confiture : happy Gift for happy Birthday !!


Ooooh la la my hubby D. is turning 35 today.

Although I didn't put 35 candles on the cake I organized for him a BIG SURPRISE PARTY with friends : French, American, Russian .... everybody was here!

I offered my friends a little souvenir ... I thought that ot of Homemade Confiture (Jam) would be a yummy idea !!

I decided to prepare a Confiture de Fruits Rouges (Red Berries Confiture) with Cherries, Blueberries, Strawberries and Raspberries. 

After washing the fruits carefully, the fruits were ready to melt slowly with the sugar.
And now, you only have to wait. It is easy, no ??

1 hour later .... hmmm, it smells fruits fruits in all my kitchen ... the Confiture is now ready to go in the pots !!

You will have to wait at least one month before spreading this sweet Confiture on your French Baguette>
One thing : keep the pot far from your kids ;-)

Et Voila, Bon Appetit !!
Emilie, your French Chef

Confiture with Strawberry, Cherry, Raspberry and Blueberry
Ingredients for 10 jars (8oz each) :

Strawberry 1.5Lb
Cherry 1.5Lb
Blueberry 1/2Lb
Raspberry 1/2Lb

Sugar 2.5 Lb
The juice of one lemon
200g sugar
1g of pectin

Wash all the fruits. Coarsely chop the strawberries and pit the cherries.
- Add Strawberries, Raspberries and Cherries in a large pot. Turn to cook on medium heat with sugar and lemon juice until the strawberries pieces are melted, around 35mn. Then add Blueberries. (I like to put the fruits and the sugar in a big bowl and let everything macerate overnight (or 8h).
Add the pectin previously mixed in hot water and cook about 30mn over low heat, then, after cooking,
- Prepare the jars : I recommend to boil the jam jars and lids and then let them dry up-side down before putting in pot.
- Put all the jars in boiling water a few minutes to sterilize them. Dry meticulously.

- Pour the jars with the Confiture, close immediately with the lids and put them in reverse. Wait until the jam is cool and keep the jars in a cold and dark place (you can also keep it in the refrigerator).
- Allow 2 weeks to 2 months before enjoying !!

Bon Appetit !!


  1. It sounds so yummy !! I can't wait to try it for my next Breakfast !
    Damien Roy

  2. Thank you Emilie for the lovely Red Berries jar and the great party ! And thanks for this recipe now I dream of preparing my own confiture :-)

  3. Yum, yum...I cannot wait to try it!!

  4. Yum! I'm planning to make strawberry jam this week too! Hope to see you soon :)

  5. Breakfast will never be the same!!!!!

  6. Bonjour Emilie!

    Merci beaucoup pour la recette tres agreable - quatre fruits.
    Je vais essayer de le faire bientot.
    Les pots sont aussi mignons.

    Mais, j'ai un question parce que je suis une debutante en culinaire: est-ce qu'on doit laisser cette confiture ou n'importe lesquelles pendant quelques semaines?

    Je vous remercie pour votre avis.

    Patou.DessertsLover de la Thailande <*_*>