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Strawberry Jam
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Source:
mhb from nj

Serves/Makes:7 half pint jars

Ingredients
  • 2 quarts (1900 ml) fresh strwberries
  • 7 cups (1650 ml) sugar
  • 1/2 of a 6 ounce bottle liquid fruit pectin
Preparation
  • Wash berries.
  • Slice in half lengthwise or quarter large berries.
  • Measure 4 cups (950 ml) into large saucepan.
  • Add 1 cup (225 ml) sugar; mix carefully.
  • Let stand 15 minutes.
  • Add remaining sugar; mix well.
  • Bring to full rolling boil.
  • Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in pectin.
  • Stir and skim alternately 5 minutes to prevent floating fruit.
  • Ladle the jam into hot, scalded jars.
  • Seal at once and process in hot water bath if not refrigerating for immediate use.
Comments
Could be doubled easily; use twice as many half pint jars, or try pint jars.

adapted from BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS ENCYCLOPEDIA of COOKING

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