Homemade Strawberry Jam

homemade strawberry jam

 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of fresh strawberries
  • 4 cups of sugar (put a cup less if you don’t like jam to sweet)

  strawberry jam

  • First, wash 2 pounds of fresh strawberries, than cut off the green leaves. (important to wash strawberries before taking the leaves off).
  • Place the strawberries into a large pot. Pour 4 cups of sugar on top of the strawberries and let it stand for 2-4 hours, or until you start to see juice. 

homemade strawberry jam

  • Bring the strawberries to a boil, and let it boil for 5 minutes. Take the foam off. After 5 minutes of boiling take off  from the heat and set aside to cool down, for about 10 hours. 

homemade strawberry jam

  • Boil the strawberries again for 5 minutes, take the foam off and let cool down for another 10 hours.

homemade strawberry jam

  • Boil the strawberries one more time, let it cool down for 1 hour before placing into jars. Keep jars in a cool and dark area. 

The reason you boil for 5 minutes and let it cool down three times, is so the strawberries keep there shape. If you like your jam less runny boil the strawberries longer.
Enjoy!  

homemade strawberry jam

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