Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

I can't really take credit for this recipe. It comes from the instruction sheet that is inside the Sure-Jell box, but it is a tried and true recipe. I love making my own jams and jellies and my family loves eating them.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 quarts strawberries, cut and crushed to yield 5 cups crushed berries
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 12 teaspoon butter
  • 1 (1 3/4 ounce) box pectin (SureJell brand preferred)


  1. Pour crushed berries into large boiler.
  2. Measure sugar into seperate container and set aside.
  3. Stir package of Sure-Jell into strawberries.
  4. Add butter.
  5. Bring berries and Sure-Jell to a full rolling boil (a boil that does not stop bubbling when stirred) then add sugar.
  6. Stir constantly.
  7. Stir in sugar, quickly.
  8. Return mixture to a full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Skim foam from top with metal spoon.
  11. Ladle quickly into jars that have been cleaned and preheated.
  12. Clean rims of jars with clean hot cloth.
  13. Place heated lids (lids that have been placed in simmering water for 1 minute) on jars and tighten rings.
  14. Place jars in water bath canner for 5 minutes, then remove from canner, turn jars upside down for 5 minutes.
  15. Return jars to upright position and let cool completely before storing.


Most Helpful

This was the first jam I have ever made, and it was fantastic! As per some of the reviews, I lightened up on the sugar by about 1/4 of a cup (so it was 6 and 3/4 cups) and it came out just perfect! Sweet, delicious, jellied nicely, and it spread on bread or english muffins just perfectly! I made my first batch on the 18th, and we ate the first whole jar within a week! I used 3 1-lb containers of strawberries (crushed, they equaled just over 5 cups) and it made 9 half-pints - I thought this would be helpful to others who aren't sure how much strawberry to use. Make sure to mash them really well! I have already made a second batch. Now it's time to move on to my next jam for Christmas baskets this year :)

elflngchld September 04, 2012

This was very easy to make and can, it has a wonderful taste and the color is nice. I recomend this recipe to anybody who is just learning to make jelly!

Jeff Hixson May 12, 2003

Absolutely fantastic!! So tasty and easy to make. I have to admit this is the first time I've ever made jam myself as I normally just buy it, but I'm converted! Homemade is so much better than store bought!!

anniesnomsblog June 30, 2016

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