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Home-made Strawberry Jam

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2024 | 12:09 AM
Strawberry jam is spread on delicious pastries.
Strawberry jam is spread on delicious pastries.
This image shows a jar of strawberry jam with uncrushed berries adding texture to the mixture.
This image shows a jar of strawberry jam with uncrushed berries adding texture to the mixture.
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Serves: 16

INGREDIENTS

• 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped

• 1 1/2 cups sugar

• ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

Wash two 2-cup canning jars or other jars with tight-fitting lids very well, and allow to dry completely.

DIRECTIONS

• Combine the strawberries and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until the sugar has dissolved and the berries are starting to break down. Add the lemon juice, lower the heat to medium-low, and cook at a gentle simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes, stirring often, until the mixture looks like loose jam and has reached a temperature of 220 degrees Fahrenheit, measured with a candy or instant-read thermometer. If you don’t have a candy thermometer, just cook the strawberry mixture until it starts to look like loose jam. It will thicken upon cooling.

• As the jam cooks, you can crush the berries with a wooden spoon against the side of the pot as you go, or use a potato masher. Leave some chunks of berry in there for texture. Spoon the jam into the clean jars and allow to cool to room temperature.

• Seal the jars and refrigerate.