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4.41 from 20 votes

Old Fashioned Strawberry Jam

Old Fashioned Strawberry Jam is wonderful for ever! 
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast, dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jam, strawberry
Servings: 10
Calories: 450
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts strawberries
  • 5 cups sugar heaping
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Wash strawberries and remove the stems.
  • Chop, mash or puree strawberries and stir in the sugar. Let sit for 2 hours.
  • Add strawberry mixture to a large pot and cook slow over medium heat until it boils, stirring often. Then turn up the heat to med-high and boil fast for 5 more minutes or until candy thermometer says 220 degrees F.
  • Add in lemon juice and stir. Boil 5 minutes longer.
  • Pour jam into clean jars and add lids. Place in a hot water bath canner and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from water and let cool to room temperature. Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year.

Notes

Jars that don't seal correctly can be placed in the fridge to be eaten within the next couple of weeks.
Makes about 10 half pint jars of jam.

Nutrition

Serving: 227g | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 109g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 116mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.8mg