Q. I am curious about your jam recipes. Do you use sugar or honey? And do you buy commercial pectin? I have been trying different combinations of sugar and honey, pectin, no pectin. Can one make homemade pectin, I wonder?
A. I would prefer using honey, but because of the cost (and until our honey crop comes in!) instead make low-sugar jam with raw organic sugar. A few of the jam recipes I use don’t require pectin. You can, however, make your own pectin.
http://www.wildflowers-and-weeds.com/The_Forager/pectin.htm (making your own pectin)
http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/can7_jam_jelly.html (recipes without pectin)