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Easy Strawberry Jam

Yield: About 5 half pints
Prep 30 mins Stand 10 mins to 24 hrs
Easy Strawberry Jam
  • 4  cups  fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 4  cups  sugar
  • 1 1 3/4 ounce package  unflavored powdered fruit pectin
  • 3/4  cup  water
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 1  small lemon, very thinly sliced

1. In large bowl crush berries with masher. Stir in sugar. Let stand 10 minutes; stirring occasionally.

2. In small saucepan combine pectin and water. Bring to boiling; boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Pour into berry mixture. Add lemon juice and stir 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth. Stir in lemon slices.

3. Ladle jam into clean half-pint jars of freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Seal and label. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours or until set*. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year. Makes about 5 half pints.

From the Test Kitchen*Note:
  • Freezer jam does not set as firmly as cooked jam.
Sparkling Jam:
  • Prepare as above except omit lemon juice and slices. Stir 1/4 cup champagne or white wine and 1 to 2 tablespoons raspberry liqueur into berry mixture with pectin mixture.
Banana-Berry Jam:
  • Prepare as above except use 3 cups strawberries, 1 cup chopped banana (about 2), and omit lemon juice and slices. Stir 2 tablespoons creme de banana (or lemon juice) into berry mixture with pectin. Stir 5 minutes until sugar is dissolved (will set soft).
Nutrition Facts (Easy Strawberry Jam)
  • cal. (kcal) 87,
  • carb. (g) 23,
  • sugar (g) 21,
  • vit. C (mg) 10,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • sodium (mg) 3,
  • Potassium (mg) 26,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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