Friday, July 22, 2011
It is not strawberry season here anymore but the local grocery store had strawberries really cheap so I bought a few. I never made any jam from our strawberries at the farm. We just ate them fresh and I made a few desserts out of them. I wanted to make at least one batch of strawberry jam since that is my families favorite jam. So I cut the strawberries up and put them in a pan. It takes 2 quarts of strawberries to make jam.
Add 1 pkg of powdered pectin and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
Add 7 cups of sugar and continuously stir and bring back to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and take off the heat.
Strawberry jam tends to foam up a lot.
Skim off as much foam as possible. For some reason out of all the jams I make strawberry jam really foams up. So I skim off as much as I can.
Ladle into your clean sterilized jars.
Wipe jar rims with a clean wash cloth. Boil new lids and put on jars. Screw on rings and hand tighten. Process in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
This recipe makes about 8 8oz jars. I put them into pint jars so I got 4 pint jars. We use a lot of strawberry jam so an 8 oz jar does not last long.
Label your jars with content and the date and put up in your pantry for later use!!