Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Frozen sweetened strawberries, fresh rhubarb, crushed pineapple, strawberry gelatin and wild strawberry gelatin, make up this wonderful tasting jam.
- 5 cups finely chopped rhubarb
- 4 cups granulated sugar
- 16 ounces frozen sweetened strawberries, in liquid (thawed)
- 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1 (3 ounce) boxjell-o strawberry gelatin
- 1 (3 ounce) boxjell-o wild strawberry gelatin
- In a large bowl, add the rhubarb and sugar; stir to coat evenly.
- Cover the bowl, and place it in the refrigerator overnight.
- The next morning, place the rhubarb mixture and the strawberries, in a large kettle.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then lower the heat just a bit, and gently boil for 15 minutes (stirring constantly).
- Add the crushed pineapple, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Turn off the stove, add the boxes of dry gelatin powder, and mix well.
- Transfer the jam to the sterilized glass jars, and cover the jars with the lids.
- Cool the jam to room temperature, before storing the jam in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Yields: 7-1/2 cups of preserves.
- Note: If using store bought frozen sweetened strawberries, you may want to decrease the amount of sugar to 3-1/2 cups. I however, used strawberries which I prepared myself and had froze them. They're not as sweet as the store bought, so the 4 cups of sugar I added, was the right amount to add to this recipe.
I made this last spring n 2011. Loved it. My Granddaughter eats it with a spoon, not just on bread. I did cut back on the sugar by half. Also, I froze it in pint containers. Good recipe. Thanks for posting it Goddess.
I had made this last year and it was a big hit. I had given several jars away and they had requested additional jars. Unfortunately I am out of the Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves but am about to make some this week. I know now to double perhaps triple the amount I made last year. This recipe is a WINNER!!!