Homemade Strawberry Jam

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If you have got Strawberries in Opulence, Make Fruit Jam. Trust me, you do not need any special skills. Homemade Strawberry Jam is simply straightforward.

I must confess, I have never made Preserves at home. Well, there was never a need or the thirst to make some. But when folks at Ball asked me if I would like to make some using their trusted recipes, I left no stone unturned. Grabbed the opportunity right away!  It had to be Strawberry Jam for some odd funny reason. Browsing through their website, which had countless preserving recipes, I picked one of them that would suit me 100%.

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How do you guys choose your recipe?  Do you decide on a recipe and then go shopping for the ingredients or is it the other way around ?  It’s the other way around with me always! I would first dig my pantry and look for the available ingredients and tailor a recipe around it !!

Remember my Tomato Salsa Post , when I  had bought Strawberries in plenty then . One batch got used up to make this Strawberry Jam , one for Lassi and the other got stacked in the freezer.

If you would like to know more ways to use your preserve jars – Make Tomato Salsa. They are still fresh when I get one of the jars.

homemade strawberry jam

homemade strawberry jam

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Preparation Time: 5 Min | Total Time: 30Min

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Ingredients
2 cups crushed strawberries
2 Tsp lemon juice
2 1/2 Tsp Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin
2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
4(8 oz) half pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands
Directions:
Prepare for water canning, by heating the jars in simmered water, until ready for use.
Hull the Strawberries and gently crush them with a potato masher.
Combine crushed Strawberries & Lemon Juice in a Sauce Pan. Gradually add the Pectin. Allow it to boil to a full rolling point until you can’t stir further.
Add all the sugar and stir until they dissolve.Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.
Laddle the hot jam into the jar, leaving 1/4 head space from the top. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight. Repeat the process until you fill in the remaining jars.
Process the filled jars into boiling water for 15 minutes,checking for altitude.

Notes:
The lid should not flex up at any point after processing the jar.

Recipe adapted from here

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Comments (20)

  • You just can’t beat homemade strawberry jam, especially with strawberries growing straight from your garden.

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  • I have just returned from strawberry picking at a local pick your own farm near my town and have lots of strawberries that need to be eaten. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy them – spread onto my toast in the morning using this strawberry jam recipe. Looks wonderful!

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    • Now that’s a coincidence !! Tons of strawberries at hand and reading a post about Preserves.. Can’t get any better.

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  • Your photos are amazing!! And your strawberry jam looks delicious. I’d love it spread on a fresh croissant!

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  • I love jam and always like giving homemade presents. I’m planning to take te children to our local ‘Pick Your Own’ fruit and we’ll definitely be making jam for the teachers! Stunning photos, as always. x

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    • Wohoo.. you are a super mom Mel !!! Edible presents are another star idea for the holiday seasons.

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  • Such a beautiful and simple jam! I need to pick up more berries so I can try it! 🙂

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  • What gorgeous strawberries, and such a lovely, simple preserve. I would love some of this with warm cream scones!

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    • Oh yes! The warm cream scones and fresh home made jam .. I am loving the combination.

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  • Strawberries on both sides of the channel it seems 😉 I love making my own jam … busy time of year for me as I often try to preserve the summer in jars. I like adding a vanilla been to the strawberry jam to add a nice flavor.

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    • How lovely!! Vanilla bean will render that sweet aroma.. I will try it next time.

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  • Stunning clicks sandhya! lovely recipe!:-)

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  • when we get strawberries in season, jams is the first thing I make.   Beautiful and simple jam

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  • We eat away the strawberries the day we get it and if there is any left over they are converted into jam…we are a jam loving family…ur jam looks so good…beautiful capture of those strawberries..

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  • So delicious love my strawberries great recipe for jam

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