Strawberry Jam

  • 4 pints strawberries, washed and stems removed (five cups crushed berries)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 package 1.75 ounce powdered pectin
  • 7 cups sugar

Crush berries one layer at a time.

Combine berries, lemon juice, and powdered pectin in a large saucepot.

Bring to a full rolling boil.

Add sugar all at one time.

Bring mixture to a full boiling roll and boil exactly one minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat.

Skim off foam.

Ladle hot jam into prepared jars to 1/4 inch of top.

Top with two-piece lids.

Process 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner.

Makes eight cups.

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