(Closed) canning jam for favors

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sounds great!

Strawberry, raspberry, peach, blueberries… Yum!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@luvmyDwight:

I did this and now close family and friends ask for my homemade jam every spring. I used the 4 oz mason jars. They’re perfect for it bc the others are too big IMO.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i second the four ounce canning jars.  i went raspberry picking and then made jam and gave these out as holiday presents last year.  i highly recommend.  i’m not sure i’d do blueberry jam though- i’m not sure that would taste so good.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i canned about 200 jars of jam last summer and the most popular flavors were strawberry, mango, and surprisingly plum.  the plums were from bf’s coworker’s yard.  blueberry, cherry, and raspberry were also popular.  i basically bought whatever fruit was on sale and experimented.

i hate the 4 ounce jars because they only hold about two servings of jam and were a pain to can in my water bath canner. i think the 8 ounce jars are a perfect size.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I found the template for the labels online. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I attended a wedding about two years ago and we received jam favors. It was awesome. I love edible favors. They were red, either raspberry or strawberry, I can’t remember. I’m not sure what size they were, but I think they were 8 or 10 oz.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I love getting homemade jam at weddings but I prefer the 8 oz size. It is also easier to can.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been thinking about this too. I love the idea of something homemade, and who doesn’t love jam?

Anybody have an easy jam recipe they’d like to share? (blackberry, strawberry, or raspberry?)

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are doing jam for our country wedding too! I think we are just doing strawberry.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

 

Here’s our jelly favors.  I just stamped a tag with Thanks, our name and date on it.  Then tied it with twine.  This is baby food jar size and I have gotten at least 10 servings out of it.  Jelly goes farther than jam though.

This one is apple, but we are also doing plum, raspberry, grape, and anything else that jumos to mind.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m doing something simmular. I plan on putting the dry ingredients for cake and/or cookies in mason jars for favors. My theme is going to be the same as yous. Here is a photo of what they will look like:

I absolutly love the idea! It’s cheap, practical, unique, and beautiful.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We used the 4 oz jam jars for our favors with strawberry jam, my family makes it every year and my in-laws had fallen in love with it. My label said “Spread the Love” and had our names and wedding date on it, I also covered the lid with seersucker fabric in our wedding colors. I used the same fabric in our invitations and bunting.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think that is a great idea. I would maybe go with 8oz jars, bc 4oz hold so little, in less you are giving one to every person then go w/4 oz. I am still up in he air between either candy or my famous home made apple sauce. Made 30 pint jars last year and got rave reviews from friends and family. Plus canning is something we do annually in our home…mostly pickles and sauce though. People really appreciate anything handmade and even more so if it is also edible!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

We used 125mL jam jars – that’s half a cup of jam. When I make jam for me I usually use the 250mL size which of course lasts longer, but would be twice the amount of jam to make and display. We meant for our favours to be taken by each person, not each couple, so a couple would end up with 1 cup of jam.

I really like the book Small-Batch Preserving, I used that to make our wedding jam. It was helpful because we did multiple flavours so I didn’t want one recipe to give me 4x the amount of jam I needed.

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