Strawberry Jam (Pectin Added)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by dividend

This recipes is from the Ball Blue Book. The only thing I did differently is to add lemon zest. It's really refreshing, because the lemon zest/juice keeps it from being overly sweet. This is one of my favorite jams that I make each year.

Top Review by tsunami-mommy

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash strawberries; drain.
  2. Remove Stems.
  3. Crush strawberries on layer at a time. (I use a potato masher for this.).
  4. Combine strawberries, powdered pectin, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a large saucepot.
  5. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Return to a rolling boil.
  7. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat, and skim foam if necessary.
  9. Ladle into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.
  10. Adjust 2-piece caps. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water canner.

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