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|Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on October 27, 2012 at 5:25 PM|
This is a recipe I found online. Very easy for a first time jam attempt!
-1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
-1 1/2 Cups sugar
-1/2 lemon, seeded
-1 pound mixed berries (I use blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
-In a large saucepan (do not use aluminum) add the strawberries and sugar. You will not need heat for this step! Allow the sugar to dissolve for about an hour, stirring occasionally, until you have a mixture resembling the photo below.
-Once you have reached this consistency, squeeze the lemon over the strawberries. Add the lemon rind to the pot once all the juice has been squeezed out. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
-Cook over medium/high heat until strawberries are just softened, stirring, this will take about 5 minutes.
-Add mixed berries to the pot. Cook over medium to medium/high heat until mixture thickens. The liquid should run off the spoon in thick drops. This could take 20-25 minutes or more. Skim any foam off the top of the pot.
-Discard lemon and spoon the mixture into 3 warm, sterilized 1/2 pint canning jars leaving 1/4" of space at the top of the jar. At this point I place one of the jars out to cool, then into the fridge for immediate use, while canning the other two jars in a 10 minute water bath. These can be store on the pantry shelves, after they have cooled, for a few months.