My first attempt at homemade jam was a success thanks to this recipe. I would recommend it to anyone. I did use frozen strawberries because they are not in season right now and it just turned out wonderfully. It did boil over in my bread machine which was an awful mess to clean up but I would go through the clean up again for such an easy jam. ENJOY!!!
Three and 1/4 cups of sugar seems to be a lot of sugar for this amount of jam..... it is extra sweet.
Made this jam, followed recipe, and it's kind of liquidy, not thick. But its really good!
I would say I had done something wrong, but there is nothing to do wrong! I put the ingredients in my breadman, and started the jam cycle. I ended up with a liquid mess with chunks of strawberries floating in it. And it was so toothachingly sweet, I didn't even bother to try to save it by adding thickener.
This is an recipe for very sweet, old fashioned jam. Nice if you don't have pectin in the kitchen.
The jam 'jelled' as it should and the recipe was very easy. Making the jam required very little attention, since the machine did all the stirring, timing, and controlled the heat. Unfortunately, it boiled over and was a real mess to clean up in a machine that can't be immersed in water.
My bread machine makes a one-and-a-half pound loaf. Maybe there are machines with more capacity that could handle the boiling up without getting the inside of the machine all sticky . . . or bread machines that are easier to clean than mine. Next time I'll make jam in an enameled cast iron pot on very low heat, or with an automatic stirrer.
The nicest jam i have ever tried. Thank you.!