Homemade Strawberry Jam

May 8, 2011 by

Is this not the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?

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I’ll tell you that there’s nothing more tasty than home made jam.  I LOVE home made jam and was lucky enough to have a wonderful mom and grandma that used to make the best home made jam in the world.   Strawberry, raspberry, huckleberry, I love them all.

I took the opportunity of my mom coming to visit us to have her help make us some fresh strawberry jam to go with the best Momma Jane’s bread recipe ever.  Seriously, if you make this jam, you must make the bread too.  Its a match made in heaven.

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This is freezer jam and its so easy to make and oh so delicious.  First we start off with some fresh strawberries.

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clean em and cut em up.

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try not to eat too many during this process

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grab your masher and mash em up a bit.  Add in your 4 cups of sugar and keep mashing.

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then throw them in the blender and let em blend.  Let this stand for a few minutes.

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in a small saucepan bring 3/4 cup water and pectin to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil for 1 minute.

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Stir the boiling water and pectin into the strawberries. Allow to stand for 3 minutes before pouring into jars or other storage containers.

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fill the jars, but leave 3/4 of an inch at the top of the jars

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how amazing does that look?

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mouth watering…

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I made enough to give to friends and neighbors and yet still hoard enough in my freezer for myself

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When the jars are filled, close the tops and let them set out for 24 hours.

Then throw them in the freezer and they are good to go.  They will last about 2 weeks when you take them out of the freezer, but lets be real here.  There is no way on earth that this jam will last 2 weeks without everyone eating it.  For me it usually lasts a few days to a week.

This jam is awesome and its so easy to make.  Do yourself a HUGE favor and grab some fresh berries and your mom and make some jam today.

Ben…

Here’s the recipe again.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups crushed fresh strawberries
4 cups sugar
1 (1.75 ounce) package dry pectin
3/4 cup water

DIRECTIONS

1. Mix crushed strawberries with sugar, and let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, stir the pectin into the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil for 1 minute. Stir the boiling water into the strawberries. Allow to stand for 3 minutes before pouring into jars or other storage containers.
2. Place tops on the containers, and leave for 24 hours. Place into freezer, and store frozen until ready to use.

 

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  • http://twitter.com/roy204 Damien Chavarria

    Looks very good on the photo but… 4 cups of sugar for 2 cups of fruit ? Looks way to much to me. You could use half the sugar and it would taste pretty damn good. Even without any added sugar it tastes delicious. Try it :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294972757 Bruce Lois Tracy

    Great tutorial.
    Looks like a treasure from your Mom.