Fresh Strawberry Jam

READY IN: 6hrs
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Use a combination of overripe as well as underripe berries. Store fresh berries unwashed, wrapped in two layers of paper towels, in a closed plastic bag in the refrigerator. Rinse under running water just before using them.

Top Review by kayc1218

Was looking for an easy, yummy way to make strawberry jam and this fit the bill. Used only 3 cups sugar because berries were very sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, coarsely crush the berries by hand using a potato masher, leaving a few whole berries or chunks.
  2. Transfer to a slow cooker; add in the lemon juice and sprinkle with the pectin; let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the sugar; cover and cook on LOW for 2 1/2 hours, stirring twice during cooking.
  4. Remove the lid, turn the temperature to HIGH, and cook for 2 to 3 hours longer, until the jam reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Ladle the warm jam into clean spring-top glass jars (or use screw tops with new lids); let stand until cool.
  6. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 months; or spoon into small plastic storage containers and freeze for up to 3 months.

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