Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

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Homemade strawberry jam that requires 3 ingredients. 

homemade-strawberry-jamIngredients:

  • 4 lbs strawberries, washed and stems removed
  • 8 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced

IMG_2356(TIP: try to keep an equal ratio of sugar and berries. For example, for every pound of strawberries you will need a pound of sugar. 1 pound = 16oz and 16oz=2 cups of sugar.)

1. In a large pot, coarsely mash the strawberries.

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2. Stir in the sugar and lemon juice; bring to a rolling boil.

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3. Once the mixture boils, reduce the temperature to medium heat and cook for 10 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to low and allow to simmer for 20 more minutes stirring occasionally. Mixture should slightly reduce in size and should be at a temperature of 220 degrees F.

IMG_2394IMG_2405(You know your jam is ready when your wooden spoon gets very sticky.)

4. Pour into clean jars and seal tightly. Allow jars to cool completely at room temperature then keep refrigerated.

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Strawberry Jam Recipe
 
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Alyona's Cooking:
Serves: 9 cups
Ingredients
  • 4 lbs strawberries, washed and stems removed
  • 8 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, coarsely mash the strawberries. Stir in the sugar and lemon juice; bring to a rolling boil.
  2. Once the mixture boils, reduce the temperature to medium heat and cook for 10 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to low and allow to simmer for 20 more minutes stirring occasionally. Mixture should slightly reduce in size and should be at a temperature of 220 degrees F. (You know your jam is ready when your wooden spoon gets very sticky.)
  3. Pour into clean jars and seal tightly. Allow jars to cool completely at room temperature then keep refrigerated.
  4. TIP: To make the perfect jam regardless the amount of strawberries always try to keep an equal ratio of sugar and berries. For example, for every pound of strawberries you will need a pound of sugar. 1 pound = 16oz and 16oz=2 cups of sugar.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

  1. Thank you for the recipe .I will try it as soon as strawberry season comes which is at the end of June?

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  2. I’m making the jam right now, my question is about the lemon, when and where it goes??? Did I miss smth?

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    1. I am so sorry Nataly! I did leave out that detail. You would add it along with the sugar addition. I have already revised that error, thank you for asking! And please let me know how your jam turns out:)

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