In loving memory: Grandma Weisbeck’s Jam Recipes

I continue with some of my Grandma Weisbeck’s recipes, as I celebrate her life.

She passed away yesterday at the age of 101.

She was such an amazing, beautiful, kind and strong person. I am so proud to be her granddaughter.

I love you Grandma!




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.

12 thoughts on “In loving memory: Grandma Weisbeck’s Jam Recipes

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  2. Tamara…I suspect GRANDMA WEISBECK would love knowing that you are passing on some of her delicious jam recipes. These and probably a few other wonderful lifelong feats are part of our illustrious legacy. She will be missed, but not forgotten, as she lives on in the contributions she’s made to the quality of living to others.

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      1. No worries. I’ve slowed to relax a little from certain things this summer myself. Upon waking this morning, I chuckled & thought…the world has kept on turning in my absence!

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