Sunday, April 22, 2012

pinterest day 22: strawberry jam

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day 22: strawberry jam from scratch from my "healthy-ness" board

strawberry jam

i bought a couple pounds of strawberries last week for less than $2 a pound.  i used half of them to make these, and i didn't want the rest to go bad, so i thought that jam sounded like fun to make.  

it was my first jelly/jam/preserves attempt ever, and i think it turned out well.

i slightly altered the recipe, i wanted more crushed berries, and the lemon zest sounded funny, so here is exactly what i did:

1 pound of strawberries cored
2 cups of sugar
1 lemon juiced

- crush the strawberries in a large bowl - it gets messy.  i used a french fry potato cutter first and then a potato masher
- add the crushed berries, sugar, and juice into a large saucepan
- heat on low until all sugar has dissolved, stirring occasionally (5 minutes or so)
- turn heat up to high and bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly 
- bring to 220 degrees (i boiled and stirred for 15 minutes and only got it to 216 degrees - but it seems to have turned out fine!)
- immediately put in sterile containers

using the french fry potato cutter to slice up the large pieces
and mashing them with a potato masher
that's as high as i got
some for us, my parents, and mike's parents 
and of course i had to try it right away


Six Sisters said...

Nothing better that homemade jam! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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