Homemade Strawberry Jam
- Combine all ingredients in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often.
- Once mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, and skimming foam off top. Use a potato masher or similar kitchen tool to smash berries and break them up.
- Cook jam about 60 minutes or until jam is reduced to a nice, thick, jam-like consistency and jam drips thickly off back of a spoon.
- Divide jam between 3-4 half-pint size jars. At this point jam can be cooled and stored in fridge for up to one month or in the freezer for several months.
- If you'd like to process, fill sterilized jars leaving 1/4-inch head space. Wipe rims of jars clean and cover with lids and rings. Process in a pot of boiling water (making sure water covers the jars completely) for 10 minutes.
- Remove from water bath. Let the jars cool to room temperature before removing the rings and storing. The jam will keep for one year.
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Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Kelley Epstein @Mountain Mama Cooks.