Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Strawberry Jam

I threw together a quick batch of fridge jam.  Those new smaller clamshells of strawberries at Costco are about the right size for 2 cups of mashed berries....

2 cups mashed berries (about a pound)
1.5 c sugar (or so)
1/4 c lemon juice

In a heavy bottomed saucepan, mix together the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil, stirring often, until the mixture reaches 220 degrees F (105 degrees C). Transfer to hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch headspace, and seal. Process in a water bath. If the jam is going to be eaten right away, don't bother with processing, and just refrigerate.


Elle said...

You are a pioneer woman super star. I wish I liked jam.

Homestead said...

I don't really like jam.... or peanut butter.... it can be a real problem.