Canning Season 2022 5-16 Strawberry Jam

It’s that time of year again. The strawberries are going nuts. Ken and Jana are hauling in a half gallon a day. They’ve been cleaning and hulling the berries and putting into the freezer. The discards go directly to my chickens. They’re loving the additional treats.

Today I made my first batch of strawberry jam, using the sure-gel standard recipe.

Today’s batch started with 8 cups of frozen strawberries, this cooked down to about 5 cups of mashed berries.

Added 1 package of sure-gel pectin, 1/2 tsp of butter. I followed instructions, brought to boil that couldn’t be stirred down.

Added 7 cups of sugar, returned to rolling boil. Shut off after 1 minute of boiling

This yielded 9 half pints of jam.

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