Saturday, August 4, 2012
OLD FASHION STRAWBERRY JAM
8 cups fresh strawberries
1 box (1 3/4-oz) Sure-Jell powdered pectin
7 cups sugar
Wash and hull the berries; crush. This should leave you with about 5 cups of crushed berries.
Place the berries in at least an 8-quart size pan and add the pectin. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. As soon as the mixture reaches a full boil, stir in the sugar a little at a time and let come back to a full boil that you cannot stir down. Boil for 1 minute stirring constantly.
Remove pan from the heat and immediately ladle into hot sterilized jelly jars. Screw on hot sterilized 2-piece lids and process jars in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
Note: If you plan to use the jelly soon, you can skip the hot water bath and just refrigerate.
Yield: Approximately 6 cups of jam.