10 June 2011

Strawberry Jam

For years I have always wanted to make jam, but never had the confidence to do so. Mr G and daughter went strawberry picking back in May and brought home what seemed to be hundreds of strawberries. I decided that day to make jam and I picked a wonderful recipe from Better Home and Gardens.

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

1. Place 1 cup of crush berries in an 8-quart heavy kettle. Continue adding berries and crushing until you have 5 cups. 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 1 minute, stirring constantly.Remove from heat, skim off foam with a metal spoon.

2. Ladle at once into hot, sterilized half-print canning jars, leaving a 1/4 inch head space. 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. Makes about 7 half-pints.

 I will be making more of this wonderful jam in the future!

Hope everyone will have the week end of your choice.

Tracy :)
So Many Strawberries

Three Small Ones

My First Batch Of Jam

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