Stawberry Jam

stawberry jam

Now that the cherry and blueberry jams are done, need some strawberry.  That’s my youngest son’s favorite type of jam.  I usually make this one plain, but sometimes put a tablespoon of Grand Marnier in.  The orange just gives it a slight kick and makes it a little special.

4 cups strawberries, sliced and crushed

4 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 package powdered pectin

5 1/2 cups sugar

In large pot combine strawberries, lemon juice and pectin.  Stir until pectin is dissolved.  Bring to boil on high heat, stirring frequently. Add sugar all at once, stirring till dissolved.  Once it comes to a full rolling boil again, stir constantly and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, skim off foam.  Ladle into hot jars to 1/4 inch from top.  Wipe rims and put hot lids on top and screw on bands. Place jars into canner, making sure hot water covers the tops of the jars.  Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.  Turn off and let sit for 5 minutes.  Remove from canner and place on rack to cool.

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