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Summer Strawberry Jam

Rated as 4.87 out of 5 Stars

"Red, ripe strawberries make a classic jam that brings back summer year 'round."
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45 m servings 43 cals
Original recipe yields 32 servings (2 (8 oz.) jars)


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  1. Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Ladle hot jam into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip-tight.
  5. 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.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 43 calories; 0 g fat; 11.2 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; < 1 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 be...

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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 j...

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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 be...

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...

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 directio...

This is a perfect jam for the beginner! I have never made jam before and this came out perfectly. I scaled the recipe to 48 servings because I had exactly 2 c. of crushed strawberries to use. Ne...

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...

AMAZING! I'll be canning several more jars this weekend for my family and some friends and coworkers. LOVE IT !

My first time making jam, it was easy and turned out great!

This is such a simple recipe that my seven year old could make it!(with help from me at points of course!) Tastes so good that my oldest couldn't tell it wasn't store bought. Will definitely kee...

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...