Strawberry Jam Recipe

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Strawberry Jam
How to make Strawberry Jam
  • Recipe Servings: 1
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

A tasty homemade strawberry jam without any preservatives. Spreads smoothly on your toast, this jam is worth trying.

Ingredients of Strawberry Jam

  • 2 Kg Strawberries (firm but ripe)
  • 1 1/2 Kg Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Butter

How to Make Strawberry Jam

  • 1.Wash the strawberries and hull them. Leave them for water to drain out completely.
  • 2.In a stainless steel sauce pan layer the strawberries in the pan and sprinkle them with the sugar as you go.
  • 3.Leave thus overnight, (for sugar to draw out the juices, firm the fruit and they will stay more whole in the jam).
  • 4.When you make the jam place the pan over low heat to melt the rest of the sugar, (do not let it come to a boil till sugar is dissolved) shake the pan now and then, don't stir too much.
  • 5.When the sugar is dissolved add the lemon juice and turn up the heat, when the jam bubbles start timing, begin with 8 minutes and then remove from the heat.
  • 6.Spoon a little jam on a plate, let cool, then push with your finger, if you get a crinkly skin it is set. If not, boil it up again for another 3-5 minutes and do the test again, if necessary do more repeats.
  • 7.When ready remove from the heat, stir in the butter to dissolve the scum and let the jam settle for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 8.Pour the jam in dry clean jars, which are heated in the oven for 5 minutes (325F) Cover with waxed discs and seal with lids or cellophane.