We had our Keepers Meeting tonight and we made our very own homemade strawberry jam! Yum!

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It was so easy, I thought I’d share the recipe with you all. This is NOT a canning recipe, I’ll cover more of that in a later post, but for this we put the jam in jars and then into the refrigerator. They should be good for about a month.

So don’t be afraid, YOU CAN DO IT! And the taste is WORTH it!

Ingredients:

  • 4 pints of strawberries (cut off stems, wash & chop)
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 1 pkg fruit pectin (I used Ball Brand)

Equipment:

  • Potato masher
  • Large sauce pan
  • Glass Jars, seals and lids (Recipe makes about 8 cups, or 5 pint sized jars)
  • Metal Spoon
  • Measuring Cup

STEP 1: Put 5 cups of strawberries into large sauce pan and using potato masher, mash strawberries until pulpy (is that a word?). We left some chunks just ‘cuz we like it!

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STEP 1.5: Make sure to sample the strawberries for freshness!

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STEP 2: Stir in 1 pkg of fruit pectin into the strawberry mixture and place on stovetop. Bring to rolling boil on high heat, stirring constantly! (DO NOT WALK AWAY, this will boil over quickly!)

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STEP 3: Once mixture is boiling add in 7 cups sugar and return to full boil and boil for EXACTLY 1 minute and remove from heat.

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STEP 4: Cool mixture slightly and pour into glass jars leaving at least 1/4” from the top. Put on lids and place in refrigerator.

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STEP 5: Enjoy and give yourself a big high-five for being so cool!

20 Comments

  1. Just stopping by on the TOS Blogwalk to start following you and to say "hello." I love your blog and will definitely be back to check out more of your great ideas!I think I will try this jam as well. I am intimidated by the whole canning process, but I think I could do this!

  2. Well, here I am surprised again by how small the internet really is! I am one of the writers on Totally Tots (Carissa-Get Real with God). I don't think I've actually met you or introduced myself to you! So glad to be "working" with you on the TOS Crew as well! much love,Carissa (Mrs. Taffy)

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