How we make it
Whole ingredients. Small batches. Two flavors.
Jamboleo jams, jellies, and marmalades are handmade with whole ingredients in small batches in a Massachusetts kitchen.
- A single batch of jam typically takes 3 - 4 hours to make.
- A single batch of jelly needs a couple more hours.
- A single batch of marmalade is typically made across two or three days.
In all cases, a single batch typically yields just 8 - 10 precious jars.
Before cooking, we hand mill, hand crush, or hand slice the fruit to ensure the proper consistency. During cooking, we do not add pectin to our recipes. Instead we use a long-cook process to coax the fruit mixture to thicken and gel. Long cooking caramelizes the sugars and imparts a deep, complex flavor.
Speaking of flavor, every jar blends two flavors, no more. We find an elegance to simple flavor combinations. Sometimes it's one fruit and one herb or spice, and the complementing herb or spice can assert itself boldly or softly. Sometimes it's two fruits, with the second fruit providing balance. No matter the blend, the resulting flavor is always very special.