Homemade Strawberry Jam

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    Sun-soaked, juicy strawberries are one of mother natures best summer gifts. Although it has a short growing season, June to mid August, home canning of these delicious berries will let you and your family enjoy them year round.

     

    Strawberry Jam by pioneerthinking.com
    Strawberry Jam by pioneerthinking.com

    Ingredients:

    • 4  1/2 cups of crushed strawberries
    • 7 cups of sugar
    • 1 box of pectin

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    Directions:

    Only use ripe strawberries.  Rinse and hull (remove the leaves) the strawberries.

    In a large sauce pan or pot bring strawberries and pectin to a boil over high heat.

    Add the sugar and boil for 1 minute.

    Remove from heat and stir for 5 minutes, skimming coating off the top.

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    Pour into clean, sterilized jars.

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    Put lids on and tighten screw bands.  Once the lids become sealed,the  jam is good for one year.

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    Makes 8 cups/ or 4 pints.

     

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    The Author:

    Pioneerthinking.com – Ingredients for a Simple Life.

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