How to Make Jam: 6 Don't-Skip Steps

Any jam recipe -- grape jam, strawberry, even jalapeno -- will take you through these six stages. See them before you start and you'll feel like an expert.

[MUSIC] How to make jam: 6 don't-skip steps. 1: Unless specific in the recipe, bring mixture to full boil to ensure sugar and pectin are fully dissolved. 2: Skim off foam with a metal spoon. 3: Fill jars with a jar funnel for easier clean up. 4: Leave the recommended head-space. Wipe jar rims with a damp cloth to ensure a proper seal. 5: Use a magnetic wand to place hot lids on jars. 6: After 20 minutes of cooling, flip jars to distribute fruit.