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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tasty Tuesday-Strawberry Jam Recipe

Strawberry Jam is very easy to make and only requires two ingredients fruit and sugar
Strawberry Jam
2 quarts Strawberries
6 cups of sugar

Wash, trim and crush strawberries.  Put them in a pot with sugar. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves and is no longer grainy. Cooked rapidly to gelling point, abut 30-40 minutes. (see note below for checking Gelling) Stir frequently.  Remove from heat and skim off foam if necessary (foam taste good in yogurt or on ice cream) Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.  Adjust two piece lids.  Process 15 minutes in a boiling water bath.  Makes about 4 pints.
To check for jelling, wet a plate and put it in the freezer.  Take a dab of the jelly and put it on the frozen plate push it with a spoon.  If it wrinkles it is set and ready to can.