Strawberry Jam with Pectin

Strawberry Jam with Pectin

We love strawberry jam, and all it requires to make is a little time and very few ingredients. This recipe uses pectin but you can also make jam using just sugar or with Redpath Quickset.

Serves

8 (250 mL) jars

PREP TIME

10 minutes

COOK TIME

15 minutes

INGREDIENTS

What you need:

  • 4 1/2 cups (553 g) strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 package (28.5 g) of fruit pectin crystals
  • 7 cups (1400 g) of Redpath Granulated Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

How to prepare:1. In a large pot, combine fruit, pectin, and lemon juice. Crush fruit using potato masher or pastry cutter.

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2. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly.

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3. Once the mixture is boiling, add the sugar and stir in. Let boil for one minute, stirring constantly.

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4. Remove from heat and skim foam off the top.

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5. Pour into sterilized jars leaving 1 cm of space at the top. Seal and store.

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CHEF'S TIPS

  • This recipe works best with strawberries but feel free to try other fruits. You may need to adjust the sugar to suit your tastes.
  • You can use fresh or frozen strawberries and get excellent results with either.