Surprisingly from start to finish (minus the time to allow the jam to set), it took me about 30 minutes to make 4 jars of strawberry jam.
Here is how I did it:
|Ingredients (mostly, anyway)|
1/2 pkg of pectin
|Wash jars, tops and lids. |
Then place in a pot of hot water until ready for filling.
|Combine the first 2 ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.|
Let the mixture come to a hard boil for 1 minute. |
At this point, remove the the saucepan from the heat and skim any froth off the top.
|Finally remove the jars from the pot and place on top of a towel to set for 12-24 hours.|
Making jam was very simple and it didn't require much time. Heaven only knows what is in the stuff on the shelves at the store with artificial flavoring and a "real fruit" taste. I don't know about you, but I want to know what I am eating these days. Also, it is a great activity to do with kids. Kids are more likely going to try something if they helped with making it.
I plan to make some buttermilk biscuits to sample my creation. Enjoy!