Saturday, August 4, 2012

OLD FASHION STRAWBERRY JAM

Yes, the drawing is crude but I do not have a jar on hand so this will have to do!  This recipe gives certain results everytime!

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.

1 comment:

Linda said...

The drawings are adorable--not crude at all! I'm going to love trying this recipe! Thanks, Linda