Monday, June 23, 2008

Homemade Strawberry Jam

I've been asked by a couple of different people to put up the directions to make homemade strawberry jam. It's not hard at all - the most time comes from de-stemming the strawberries. But it's soooo good - well worth all the effort!!

You need:

Fresh strawberries
Pectin
Sugar
Water
Containers

Go to the store and buy Pectin. It’s usually found in the same aisle as the flour and the sugar (but no guarantees). There are instructions in the Pectin on how much sugar, berries and water you will need. Follow the instructions in the box, since it varies, depending on which brand of Pectin you get. I make the “quick and easy” freezer jam. You don’t have to cook the jam, so it cuts out on a lot of the time. Plus I like jam more than jelly, since I like fruit pieces in my jam. You guys can do whatever makes your heart happy.

I used a big mixing bowl full of strawberries.







I dump them in the sink and wash them – then cut off their stems.





Mash them with a potato masher – and follow the rest of the directions that came with your Pectin.

I use these plastic containers instead of canning jars – they hold more jam and they stack really nicely in our freezer – both good things, since we don’t have lots of room.




And wa-la! You have homemade jam that is delicious!!!

1 comment:

Zach & Megan Jones said...

Thanks for this post...I am going to try this for sure. Now if I could only get my strawberries to grow!!