- 1pt. Strawberries (Or other berries if you'd like a different flavor)
- 5 Cups Water
- 1 Package of Sure-Jell
- 7 Cups Sugar
(FYI: I made a quad batch, so the pictures below may not look like the same quantity as yours)
1. Prepare your jars by boiling or running through the dishwasher. Full instructional here.
2. Remove the stems from Strawberries. (I just cut the tops off to remove the less than ripe areas.)
6. Funnel into jars and fill them to about 1/4" from the rim. My MUST have canning tool is the canning funnel from Ball. While that is an affiliate link, I was kicking myself in the tush for not getting mine sooner and highly recommend it!!
- Cold pack with a water bath. Instructions here.
- Add a layer of Paraffin Wax
- Boil lids, then close jars and let them seal as they cool. (I love to hear the 'pop' as they seal)
I wanted to see just how much making my own jam/jelly would save our family. Little Lady eats a lot of PB&Js. This recipe cost me about $1/jar if prepared during strawberry season (less if you already have jars and are just reusing them). In our area, strawberry jam is between $2.50 and $4. So I figured I can save ~$50+ per batch. Plus don't get me started on the preservatives you're not adding. ;) I hope you enjoy my grandmother's old fashion strawberry jam as much as I have over the years.
This recipe can also be used with Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, just about any fruit/berry you want.
Old Fashion Strawberry Jam Recipe
- 1pt. Berries
- 5 c. Water
- 1 Package Sure-Jell
- 7 c. Sugar
- Prepare Jars
- Remove stems from berries
- Boil water and berries till berries fall apart.
- Add Sure-jell and boil 2 min.
- Add Sugar 1 cup at a time. Stir between cups.
- Boil an additional 3 min.
- Transfer into jars.
- Seal Jars