Strawberry taste was very good. Will cut the sugar by 2 cups next time. Even with the lemon it was much to sweet for us. So I will only use 5 cups sugar next time. I had to do the same with apple jam and butter. Guess I should feel blessed that the family doesn't like such sweet stuff. LOL Thank you for sharing and thank you everyone for the comments.
I wanted a strawberry jam recipe with lemon juice b/c i enjoy a little tang to my sweet. I saw this one with lemon juice AND lemon zest and I'm So glad i tried it. It was super easy. I used the juice from two fresh lemons and zested both of them. I nuked my lemons in the microwave for about 30 seconds to juice better. I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing
OMG, the BEST strawberry jam EVER! I have had rave reviews on this one. I had to chop the zest by hand because I don't have a grater anymore, and I tried it in the food processor, but that didn't work. But it was worth the extra effort. I made this in April and got 7 half-pints exactly, and they are all gone now! I will be making more of this soon. Better make it two or three times before the strawberries become scarce! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Wow! This was my first attempt at jam and your recipe is fantastic. Perfect directions that are easy to follow. Strawberries are in season at 77 cents/pound and oh so sweet. I used three pounds of berries and got nine eight ounce jars of jam. Made one batch and had to go back for another three pounds of strawberries to make another - that's how good it is! Thank you so much!
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Wonderful Strawberry Jam! I followed this recipe out of my box of pectin, so I didn't add the lemon juice or lemon zest! This is a very easy recipe to follow, my 11 year old DS even made some for fair! He didn't like the chunks of strawberries so big, so I decided to use my food processor! He liked the way it came out but I felt that the pieces were to small. So maybe when I make this again I will just cut up all the strawberries and see how that turns out! This recipe is as easy as canning can get! We love the homemade taste of jams so I will be making this recipe again. When Strawberry season comes again. Thanks for posing this wonderful recipe!