Friday, July 8, 2011

Jam Slam 2011- Strawberry Jam

Since the strawberry jam made with store bought US berries went over so well last year, I decided to make another batch when strawberries were on sale a couple of weeks ago.

Strawberry Jam

2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled
2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice

Crush strawberries in batches until you have 4 cups of mashed berry. (I used the magic bullet for this batch, so it's not quite a puree).  In a heavy bottomed saucepan, mix together the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. (Don't leave the kitchen.  It will boil over instantly!!)  Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil, stirring often, until the mixture reaches 220 degrees F (105 degrees C). Transfer to hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch headspace, and seal. Process in a water bath. (I didn't).
4 pints
3 1/2 pints

If I get another batch of strawberries this year, along with some jalapenos, I'd like to try this recipe.

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