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Simple Strawberry Jam

Serving size: 2 tablespoons Yield: about 5 half-pints
Prep 40 mins Stand 24 hrs
Simple Strawberry Jam
  • 4  cups  fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 4  cups  sugar
  • 1 1 3/4 ounce package  regular powdered fruit pectin
  • 3/4  cup  water
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 1  small lemon, very thinly sliced

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

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

3. Ladle jam into clean half-pint freezer containers or jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace; seal. Let stand at room temperature about 24 hours or until set.

From the Test KitchenGift It!
  • Fill a plastic container with the jam and close the lid. Cut the sleeve off an old sweater 1 inch longer than the height of the container. Slide the sleeve on the container. Tuck the cut sleeve edge under the container. Tie a ribbon around the middle of the container. Use the ribbon to attach a small jam spoon, tying the ends into a bow around it. Attach a paper snowflake to the lid.
Nutrition Facts (Simple Strawberry Jam)
  • cal. (kcal) 87,
  • Fat, total (g) 0,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 23,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 21,
  • pro. (g) 0,
  • vit. A (IU) 0,
  • vit. C (mg) 10,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 3,
  • Potassium (mg) 26,
  • calcium (mg) 0,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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