Nothing beats the fresh, fruity flavor of homemade jam. Juicy, red strawberries are perfect for preserving in this sweet spread to savor the summer fruit even longer.
- 5 cups strawberries
- 1 package Sure-Jell
- 7 cups sugar
Cut and wash strawberries. Crush up berries.2.
Use a dry measuring cup to measure berries and dump them into a large saucepan. Stir in 1 package of Sure-Jell. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Add sugar to fruit mixture in saucepan. Return mixture to a full rolling boil and boil for exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly.3.
Remove from heat, ladle immediately into hot jars, filling 3/4 of the way up. Wipe jars good and cover with 2-piece lids. Place jars on rack of canner. Lower rack in canner. Water must cover jars by 2 inches. Cover and bring to a gentle boil. Process jam for 10 minutes. Remove jars and put on a dishtowel to cool completely. If the lid stays down, your jam is sealed. It will keep for a year in a cool, dry place.