|Homemade Strawberry Jam
* 2 quarts of fresh strawberries - hulled and sliced
* 7 cups sugar
* 1 package pectin
Yield: 4 pints
Place all the strawberries in a large pot with a little more than
half of the sugar (about 4 cups). Add the pectin and turn the heat
to high. Stir until the mixture comes to a rolling boil.
While continuing to stir, add the remain sugar and let the mixture
return to a boil.
Remove from heat and allow it to set for at least five minutes.
Skim any foam off of the top and discard.
Ladle into jars. Process in a hot water bath for 5 to 10 minutes.
(All jams must be processed in a boiling water bath to prevent mold
growth. Pour the jam into sterilized canning jars - leaving 1/2 inch
headspace. Wipe the jar rim, and close with a treated canning lid
and screw band. Place on a rack in a canner filled with boiling water.
The water should cover the jars by at least 1 inch. Cover the canner.
Bring the water back to a boil and boil gently for 5 to 10 minutes.)
Let jam set for at least 12 hours before using. Store in a cool,
This is a great simple homemade jam recipe - nothing fancy to
take away from the pure strawberry taste.