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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.

About Tamara Hoerner (1253 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

10 Comments on In loving memory: 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!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 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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  4. Sorry for you lose, nice way to honour her.

    Liked by 1 person

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