Sheared Bliss


Jam Session
September 3, 2009, 9:45 pm
Filed under: Family & Friends, Food | Tags: , , , , , , ,

MommaCodeMonkey and I have been doing some preserving recently, so the next few posts are going to be about canning.  Let’s jam!

Strawberry Jam

  • 2 pints fresh strawberries
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 3 ounces liquid pectin

Wash, hull, and quarter berries.  Add 1 cup sugar, mix, and let sit for 15 minutes.  Put berry mixture and remaining sugar into large saucepan.  Bring to full rolling boil and boil one minute stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and add pectin.  Stir and skim alternately for five minutes.  Ladle into hot sterilized jars and seal at once.

Makes 7 half pint jars.

Wash everything.

Wash everything.

Sterilize the jars and rings in boiling water, add the lids after turning off the heat.

Sterilize the jars and rings in boiling water, add the lids after turning off the heat.

Prepare the fruit.

Prepare the fruit.

You need a lot of sugar to make jam.

You need a lot of sugar to make jam.

Assemble all of the ingredients.

Assemble all of the ingredients.

Cook the jam.

Cook the jam.

Fill the jars.

Fill the jars.

Admire the jam.

Admire the jam.

Eat the jam.

Eat the jam.

Disclaimer: I am not an expert.  You can absolutely make jam using this recipe and it will probably be darn good jam.  However, if you haven’t canned or made jam before and would like to try, I would highly recommend consulting a book or website for official instructions and expert advice regarding canning procedures.  It’s not difficult, but there are some important safety considerations and some adjustments may need to be made based on altitude.  Jam on!

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