Homemade Strawberry Jam
Jam may need to stand for 1 to 2 weeks after canning to become fully set.
If your fruit separates from the liquid in the jars, invert the sealed jars once or twice a day. Continue inverting until fruit is well distributed.
Chunky Strawberrry Jam:
Prepare as directed except do not crush strawberries. Substitute 8 cups coarsely chopped berries for the 5 cups crushed berries. Makes about 9 cups (about 9 half-pints).
Strawberry Banana Jam:
Prepare as directed except decrease crushed strawberries to 4 cups and add 1 cup chopped banana to the strawberries after crushing. Makes about 8 cups (about 8 half-pints).
Prepare as directed except stir in 1/3 cup snipped fresh basil after skimming off the foam. Makes about 10 cups (about 10 half-pints).