Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

Early Summer in a Jar. This is so good & great for beginner canners. *Pectin should not be substituted, liquid for powder or vice versa. Original Recipe found here:

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.
  2. Combine strawberries and lemon juice in a 6- or 8-quart saucepan.
  3. Gradually stir in pectin.
  4. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that can not be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
  5. Add entire measure of sugar, stirring to dissolve.
  6. Return mixture to a full rolling boil.
  7. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Skim foam if necessary.
  10. Ladle hot jam into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head-space.
  11. Wipe rims.
  12. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.
  13. Process in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude.
  14. Remove jars and cool.
  15. Check lids for seal after 24 hours.
  16. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
  17. Serving = 1 Tablespoon.