This strawberry jam is easy to make and tastes delicious. It is bright and sweet and the perfect consistency. You can alter the consistency to what you like when you are mashing the berries or using a blender if you like a smooth jam. Awesome!
How to Make Strawberry Jam
Last year was the first year that I started canning and making my own jellies and jams. See this post for a less sweet version of strawberry jam. This recipe below is for those that really like a sweet jam (like my husband!)
Homemade Strawberry Jam
7 cups fresh strawberries
6 cups sugar
2 TBSP lemon juice
2 (1-3/4oz) pkgs powdered pectin
Sterilize jars and prepare lids. See this post.
Rinse the berries under water and remove any stems or leaves. Crush your strawberries in a blender for a smooth consistency.
Add the sugar and juice to the berries into a large pot and bring to a boil until the sugar dissolves. Stir constantly while boiling for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle the pectin over the berries and stir well. Return to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let foam settle – about 1 minute.
Skim the foam from the top if there is any.
Fill leaving ¼ inch headspace, seal and process jars (return to boiling water for 15 minutes, turn off heat and let jars remain in the water for an additional 15 minutes).
Remove the jars from water and let stand undisturbed at room temperature for 24 hours. Check the seals. If the jar did not seal, refrigerate immediately and use. Once the jars are sealed, store in a cool, dark place up to 1 year.
This jam is great for topping breads and cakes or even on sandwiches. Once you try a homemade jam you really will be hooked, they are delicious and taste so fresh. They also make the perfect gifts!
Have a look at my Mixed Berry Jam recipe too.