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Grandma Weisbeck’s Jam Recipes


This was what greeted me each morning when I stayed with my Grandparents. I would walk down the stairs of the old farmhouse, on the beautiful South Dakota prairie, and into the kitchen, the smell of cut grapefruit and freshly toasted bread in the air.

My Grandpa would be at the kitchen table, to greet me and my sister, eating cereal, grapefruit and toast with my Grandma’s homemade jam on it. These are such precious memories for me, and I’d like to share them with you in the form of two recipes: 1 jam recipe and 1 fruit butter recipe. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have over the years.



  • 5 pounds apricots
  • 3 pounds or 6 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg or 1/4
  • 1 orange rind & juice of orange

Cut apricots and put sugar on. Let set overnight or 2 hours. Cook until tender or 25 to 35 minutes. Put in hot jars and seal.


  • 5 cups mashed strawberries
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 1 box Sure jel

Cook for 15 or 20 minutes. Put into hot jars and seal.

About Tamara Hoerner (946 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

3 Comments on Grandma Weisbeck’s Jam Recipes

  1. koolaidmoms // March 3, 2017 at 11:19 am // Reply

    I have always wanted to make jam. I need to learn!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:

    I could eat strawberry jam with a spoon!

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