Best Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam | Becky Cooks Lightly #canning
If you're looking for a delicious and easy recipe for strawberry jam, you have come to the right place. Strawberry Jam is a joy to make, and the scent of sugar and strawberries will fill your house for hours. This recipe is from Helen Sudell's Jams, Jellies, and Pickles Preserves: Gifts From Nature Series. All the recipes are made using traditional methods and skills that have been handed down through the generations.

Strawberry Jam Recipe

  • 1.5 kg/3 lb strawberries
  • 1.5kg/3lb/6 cups sugar
  • juice of  ½ lemon
1) Wash and hull the strawberries and mash a few of them. Warm the sugar in a bowl in a low oven 250° F.

2)  Put the mashed and whole strawberries into a preserving pan with the lemon juice and bring to a gentle simmer.

3)  Add the warmed sugar and let it dissolve slowly over a gentle heat. Then let the jam boil rapidly for 10-15 minutes, or until setting point is reached.  Remove from heat.

4) Leave to stand, then stir until strawberries are well distributed throughout the jam. Put into warmed, sterilized jars and seal immediately.