Strawberry Jam

2012-06-27
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Strawberry Jam is a contribution of Sadaf Afshan for Food Recipe Contest on Den of Delights.

Ingredients

  • Sugar 4 (Cups)
  • Strawberry 8 (Cupswashed and Hulled Strawberries)
  • Pectin Crystals 1

Method

Step 1

Wash and hull the strawberries.

Step 2

Wash jars and lids in hot soapy water/dishwashe.

Step 3

Sterilize by placing them in the oven for 10 minutes at 225 degrees Celsius.

Step 4

Keep warm until ready to fill.

Step 5

Sterilize lids by keeping them in hot water until ready to use.

Step 6

Crush the strawberries .

Step 7

Most recipes call for crushing the strawberries with a potato masher one layer at a time but I was in a hurry so I just crushed them in my food processor.

Step 8

In a large saucepan stir together crushed strawberries and pectin crystals.

Step 9

Bring to a boil over high heat.

Step 10

Add all the sugar, stir and bring to a hard boil for 1 minute.

Step 11

Remove from heat. Stir and skim the froth for 5 minutes .

Step 12

Pour into warm sterilized jars and put on lids.

Step 13

Cool down to room temperature and store in the refrigerator.

Step 14

The jam will set once it's cool. Use within 3-4 weeks.

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