Good day to you all, and welcome back here today with Ken and Marilou on Garden The Easy Way.
Yesterday we shared with you all on how to make a strawberry garden and how easy it is to grow your very own strawberries. Today we would like to share a very special recipe with you.
Strawberry Jam it is Americas number one jam, just about everyone that eats toast in the morning with their breakfast will pick up the strawberry jam and spread it on their toast. Strawberry jam is so very delicious, and just like everything else, garden fresh will always taste so much better. So after you pick your first bucket of fresh strawberries out of your garden, surprise your family and friends and make some homemade strawberry jam they will love it.
If you will make your very own homemade jam with your fresh garden strawberries, you will have a very tasting jam than you can buy in any store.
This is a surprise make homemade strawberry jam is quick and very easy and using your very own fresh strawberries I promise you, it will be even more delicious.
( ENJOY YOUR HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY JAM!!! )
Things That You 'll Need:
6 cups strawberries, washed and mashed
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup of white grape juice or peach juice or 2 and 1/4 cup of sugar, which ever you prefer
1 pkg. powdered fruit pectin (for thickening)
Large saucepan or pot
Large mixing bowl
1. Wash 6 cups of strawberries, cut off the green parts and any soft spots, cut strawberries in half and smashed strawberries in a large bowl. Stir and add more strawberries, smashed and stir. Repeat until all your strawberries smashed in the bowl.
2. Put all the smashed strawberries in a large pan or pot. Add the lemon juice stir well, then add the pectin. Continue warming until it reach the full boiling point.
3. Reduce heat back to medium, add 2 and 1/4 cups of sugar. You can omit the sugar and just add 1 cup of white grape juice or peach juice. Turn the heat up to a full boil, keep stirring for 1 minute and turn off the heat.
4. Skim the foam from mixture, if necessary. Ladle into clean sterilized jars. Wipe rims of jars before you cover. Process in hot water for 10 minutes.
5. Remove and let cool for 12 to 24 hours. This allows settling time. Strawberry jam can be eaten when cooled and thickened, and will last up to one year if stored in a cool place.
* During boiling process, you can add up to 1/2 tsp. of butter or margarine to reduce foaming.
Well that's it for today, you all will love this Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe, and we hope to talk here again tomorrow on Garden The Easy Way. Until then, this is Ken & Marilou wishing you all Happy Gardening Always.