Red, ripe strawberries make a classic jam that brings back summer year 'round.

Ball

Recipe Summary

additional:
45 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
2 (8 oz.) jars
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.

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  • Place strawberries in a 6- or 8-quart saucepan. Gradually stir in pectin. Over high heat, bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, stirring constantly.

  • Add entire measure of sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.

  • Ladle hot jam into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip-tight.

  • Process in a boiling-water canner for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

Tips

© 2011 Hearthmark, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Ball logo and Ball®, TMs Ball Corporation, used under license. Kerr logo and Kerr®, TMs Kerr Group Inc., used under license.

Nutrition Facts

43 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 11.2g; sodium 0.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2011
LOVE this jam! This is the best recipe for beginner canners! Change the servings to 135 US and you'll get 8 (8oz) jars or 4 (16 oz) jars. The jam is sweet, spreadable, and easy to make. I'm a beginner with canning and this was my first recipe, it was easy and foolproof. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2015
I'm having a hard time. The sugar/berry ratio seems to work well but the jam won't harden or firm up. I have cooked it twice and even added more pectin. I cooked it down to half the amount of jars the second time? It still won't firm up. What am I doing wrong? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2011
LOVE this jam! This is the best recipe for beginner canners! Change the servings to 135 US and you'll get 8 (8oz) jars or 4 (16 oz) jars. The jam is sweet, spreadable, and easy to make. I'm a beginner with canning and this was my first recipe, it was easy and foolproof. Enjoy! Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2011
Good consistency. Make sure and reach the hard boil. It's perfectly okay to mash berries all at once. This was sweet enough because our berries were sweet. If not, I would have needed another 1/3 cup of sugar. If you do this, premix the 1/3 cup with the pectin, adding before the first boil. It's very important to follow directions closely for jam to set properly, so don't deviate if it is your first time to make it. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2011
Absolutely perfect. The berries and sugar ratio was a little sweet but you come to expect that from most berry jams. Simple enough that my oldest boy and I could make this together--the directions were explained very well. He was quite pleased with himself. This strawberry jam recipe reminds me so much of Grandma it hurts, but it's a bittersweet hurt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2012
I have made this time and time again first time exactly as recipe states and it was very very good. We have been slowly decreasing the sugar until we find what the minimum amount would be to our satisfaction. This was my first attempt at jam and it never sits long enough for me to worry about it expiring... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2011
My first time making jam it was easy and turned out great! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2012
AMAZING! I'll be canning several more jars this weekend for my family and some friends and coworkers. LOVE IT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2013
Sooooooooo good!! My first time making jams and came out great. I decide to use brown sugar instead. I also made another jam with strawberries and pineapple. Great recipie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2013
This is a wonderful basic recipe for strawberry jam. It is very sweet but delicious. I will try using less sugar next time. I increased the recipe to yield 8 8oz. jars and added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. I also made the necessary adjustment for high altitude during the boiling water bath process since I live in Albuquerque NM. I increased the processing time by 10 minutes for a total of 20 min. Be sure to let your completed jars sit undisturbed for at least 24 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2013
So easy and a lot of fun to do as a family. We had to decrease the sugar by almost half though. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2015
I'm having a hard time. The sugar/berry ratio seems to work well but the jam won't harden or firm up. I have cooked it twice and even added more pectin. I cooked it down to half the amount of jars the second time? It still won't firm up. What am I doing wrong? Read More
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