So I tried to make Strawberry Jam. I thought...well...this should be easy right? I searched online and a lot of people were saying to just follow the recipe on the pectin package you buy at the grocery store. But have you seen this recipe?? 5 cups of strawberry's takes 7 cups of sugar. 7 CUPS!! I had no idea that much sugar went into jam. And it scared me! So I tried to modify...and well..it tastes pretty good...but is a little on the runny side. Spreadable..but goopy. Maybe it did need the 7 cups of sugar after all.First you will need your supplies. You will need some mason jars with lids and seals, a very large canning pot (I have a dutch oven) and a large pot to cook down the strawberry's.
Add pectin and lemon juice to the strawberry's and heat up on high.
Added it to the strawberry's and started stirring, making sure all the sugar was dissolved.
I printed some cute labels for the jars and voila...homemade runny jam! Tastes wonderful in my oatmeal and with strawberry vanilla scones (recipe to come this week!).
Moral of this Jam making adventure:
If you are substituting ingredients make sure you do your research on cooking times!
Make sure you buy all the right tools to safely make the jam!
Make sure you eat as many strawberry's as possible while making the jam...
they are so amazing this time of year!