This week on Ideas By Dalba I want to share with you this incredible mouth watering Strawberry Jam recipe that even the most novice of cooks can prepare.

A few days ago my family and I headed to Fishkill Farm in NY to pick strawberries. We came home with a ton of strawberries and I had no clue what I was going to do with so many! I certainly didn’t want them to spoil so I got on my search engine looking for easy recipes.  I came upon the perfect Strawberry Jam recipe.

 

 

PART 1

The recipe calls for 2lbs of strawberries.

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The strawberries we picked had an amazing color!!!

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Next you have to chop/cut up (or mash) the strawberries. I decided to cut mine into small pieces.

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This is what they looked like after I had cut all of the strawberries.

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Then I added the strawberries to my pot. (Use a deep pot like the one pictured below)

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Then add 3.5 cups of white granulated sugar. Most of the recipes I found online said to add 4 cups of sugar but I thought that was too much! With 3.5 the jam turned out excellent.

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Next add 1/4 cup of lemon juice. You can use natural lemon juice. I just used the concentrated on that comes in a bottle. Both work fine.

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Turn on the flame to medium and stir in all the ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Once the sugar is dissolved turn the flame up to high. Bring mixture to a rolling boil and stir frequently. Boil for 10-15 mins stirring often.

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PART 2

While jam is being cooked you have to prepare your glass jars. I used 10 4oz ball jars like THESE  First I washed the jars then I boiled them. Once the jam was boiled sufficiently I removed the glass jars from the boiling water and I added the jam. Basically the jar has to be hot when you pour the hot jam.  I filled the jars and left about 1/2 an inch. Then I placed the two part lid on the jar and I turned the jar upside down.  I did not follow “canning” instructions because the jam was going to be consumed right away instead of being put away in the cupboard for a couple of months.  The turning of the jar upside down does give the jar a tight seal.  When I was ready to eat the jam I did get that famous “pop”.  

           

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Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post! 

Happy jamming!!!

~Dalba

 

Strawberry Jam
Serves 40
Easy Strawberry Jam without using pectin!
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Total Time
40 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds fresh strawberries, cleaned (hulled) and washed
  2. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  3. 3 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. In a wide bowl, chop or crush strawberries until you have 4 cups of chopped/mashed berry. In a deep saucepan, mix together the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil, stirring often, until the mixture reaches 220 degrees F (105 degrees C), about 10-15 mins. Transfer to hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch space, and seal. Turn upside down for a few mins. If the jam is going to be eaten right away, don't bother with processing, and just refrigerate.
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Yum! That looks absolutely delicious. I have to save this one!

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Thanks! I really was very delicious!

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This jam looks so delicious.definitely gonna try this out

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Thanks! If you get a chance you have to try it!

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Thanks!

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Wow I never knew it was that easy to make jam! I’ve always steered clear of jam recipes purely because of the complexity and my lack of skills around the kitchen lol. Thanks for sharing!

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I thought the same, but since this recipe does not call for pectin (a chemical preservative) it a bit easier to make. Just make sure you boil your containers to avoid bacteria etc!

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Your right, it is mouth watering!! I love having stawberry jam with my scones and cream. Would love to try this.

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Thanks! Give it a try it sooooo easy! I have never made jam before and I was able to do it in a snap!

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Holy moly that’s a lot of sugar ey!!! It looks so yum though!!!

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It is a lot of sugar! I actually modified the recipe and took out some of the sugar that the original recipe called for.

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Looks so delicious and not that difficult to make! I love it on pancakes!

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I have actually maDe strawberry jam in this way but the lemon is a nice touch. Great post

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What a great recipie. I will definately give this a go when strawberrys come into season here! xx

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Now Im just dying to try it! It looks soooo yummy!! Im so gonna tell my mom to cook lol im not a cooking kinna girl XD

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