Homemade Strawberry Jam | Living the Country Life

Homemade Strawberry Jam

This recipe is "jam" packed with flavor, calling for sugar, fruit pectin and a little butter to accompany the fresh strawberries when canning.

Prep: 40 minutes Cook: 5 minutes

3  quarts fresh strawberries, hulled
1 1 3/4-ounce package regular powdered fruit pectin
1/2 teaspoon butter
7 cups sugar

1. Place 1 cup of berries in an 8-quart heavy pot. Crush berries. Continue adding berries and crushing until you have 5 cups crushed berries. Stir in pectin and butter. Heat on high, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Add sugar all at once. Return to boiling; boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; skim off foam with a metal spoon.
2. Ladle at once into hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids. Process in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boil). Remove jars; cool on racks.
*Tips: 1) Jam may need to stand for 1 to 2 weeks after canning to become fully set. 2) If your fruit separates from the liquid in the jars, invert the sealed jars once or twice a day. Continue inverting until fruit is well distributed.

Number of Servings: 160
Serving Size: 1.0 Tablespoon
Yield: about 10 cups (about 10 half-pints)
Nutrition Facts (per serving) : 38 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 0 mg sodium, 10 g carb., 0 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 0 g pro.
Daily Values: 0% vit. A, 11% vit. C, 0% calcium, 0% iron


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