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Friday, May 8, 2015

Family Recipe Friday: My Favorite Strawberry Jam

It's almost summer and the strawberries are looking better every week.  Here's a jam recipe from Grandma's cookbook, originally published in RNA Magazine in June 1980.


My Favorite Strawberry Jam


4 cups prepared strawberries
4 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Wash, hull and slice strawberries, then measure into a large saucepan.  Add cups of sugar.  Heat and boil hard for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Add lemon juice and the remaining 2 cups of sugar.  Bring to a boil and boil hard, stirring constantly, until ready to jell.*  Pour into shallow dish and stir occasionally while cooling.   Let stand overnight to plump fruit.  Pack cold in sterilized jars and seal.  Makes 2 pints.


*Jell test:  Dip a clean metal spoon in boiling jam; hold up edgewise.  When 2 heavy drops form and slide together at edge of spoon, jam is ready to jell.  This takes from 2 to 20 minutes, depending on pectin in fruit.



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