Stop don’t toss your almost over ripe fruit in the dumpster or compost pile. Wash well and de-seed your leftover fruit. Well everything except for berries that have all those tiny seeds.
If you have only a small amount of several different fruits, combine them to make a mixed fruit jam. Do not forget to through in any left over dry fruit, raisins, cranberry’s etc that you may have on hand.
Fine chop or use a blender or food processor. Put your chopped / processed fruit in a sauce pan. Add 1 or more sugar(to taste). Cover chopped fruit with fruit juice (the kind that you like) or use tap water. Heat to a slow boil, string often to dissolve sugar and to prevent scorching.
Bring to a hard(rapid) boil for about 20 minutes. Add pectin, continuing boiling another 5 minutes or so. remove from stove top, fill hot, sterilized jars. Process in a boiling water bath for 15 to 20 minutes. Carefully remove jars from boiling water bath. Allow to cool. This may take as much as 24 hours.
Check jar lid seals. Any jar that did not properly seal, store in your refrigerator and eat with in the next few days.
Like old Ben(Benjamin Franklin) and grandma said. Waste not want not.
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