July 24, 2014

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

Strawberry Jam is one of life’s little pleasures.  We always have fresh strawberries around when they’re in season.  This is one of the best things in the world to do with strawberries…for real!  You won’t believe just how easy it is tom make your own Strawberry Jam.

 

Strawberry Jam
  • 2 quarts fully ripe strawberries
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 3 ounces liquid fruit pectin

1. Wash and hull the strawberries, and place them in a medium bowl. Using a potato masher, crush the berries. You should have 4 cups of crushed berries.

2. In a heavy saucepan combine the crushed berries, lemon juice, and sugar. Over high heat, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly; boil, stirring, for 1 minute.

3. Add the liquid pectin; boil and stir for 1 minute longer. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Using a slotted spoon, skim off and discard any foam that rises to the surface.

4. Spoon the hot jam into 8 wide mouthed, warm sterilized 1/2 pint jars, leaving a 1/4 inch space between the top of the jam and the rim of the jar. Wipe the rims, cover, and process for 10 minutes in boiling water. {You can always research more about canning…I have been known to call my Mom during this part to make sure it’s right.}

This jam makes an amazing gift for friends and neighbors!  They will talk about it forever and ask for more…trust me!

Try this recipe for Strawberry Shortcake…another great way to use fresh strawberries!

Enjoy your homemade goodness!

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