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Homemade Strawberry Jam

Homemade Strawberry Jam

(25 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 quarts of fresh strawberries - hulled and sliced
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 1 package pectin
Yield: 4 pints

Important Note: Pectin is a naturally occurring substance found in fruits. When heated together with sugar, it causes a thickening that is characteristic of jams and jellies. Most packages are between 1 and 1.5 ounces. Please consult your package for its recommended sugar to pectin ration.

Place all the strawberries in a large pot with a little more than half of the sugar (about 4 cups). Add the pectin and turn the heat to high. Stir until the mixture comes to a rolling boil.

While continuing to stir, add the remain sugar and let the mixture return to a boil.

Remove from heat and allow it to set for at least five minutes. Skim any foam off of the top and discard.

Ladle into sterilized canning jars. Process in a hot water bath for 5 to 10 minutes. (All jams must be "processed" (submerged) in a boiling water bath to prevent mold growth.)

Let jam set for at least 12 hours before using. Store in a cool, dry place.


This is a great simple recipe - nothing fancy to take away from the pure strawberry taste.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank CornFlake for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Homemade Strawberry Jam?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 3 votes.


From Broadway

I wonder where can I find a pectin?

Comment submitted: 11/11/2009 (#9016)



From Not Thick Enough

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

It turned out more like a strawberry syrup. Tasted great but followed to a tee and its certainly not jam consistency!!!

Comment submitted: 7/6/2009 (#8366)



From hi dot

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Whoa! Wow cornflake dude! You did a wowing job! Neat recipe dude!

Comment submitted: 5/27/2008 (#5388)



From bob

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Brilliant!

Comment submitted: 4/20/2007 (#2203)





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