Thursday, June 20, 2013

Strawberry Vanilla Jam

It's finally summer.   I scored these berries a couple of weeks ago, fresh from the field.  I bought a whole flat figuring on making jam and eating as many fresh as we wanted.  

I spent an hour hulling and slicing the berries - 2 gallons in all.

K2 requested a few batches of her favorite Strawberry Vanilla Jam.  It's an easy recipe and makes a delicious jam.  I made two big batches

Strawberry Vanilla Jam
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5 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup water
5 tablespoons low sugar pectin
3 cups sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Crush the berries and put them in a big pot with the water and pectin.   Stir to dissolve the pectin.  Bring to a hard rolling boil.  Boil 1 minute.   Add sugar and vanilla and stir well until dissolved.  Return to hard boil.  Boil hard for 1 minute.  Ladle into jars.

Yield:  3.5 pints



I don't think jam could get much easier than that.  

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6 comments:

  1. That looks soooo good! I will have to dig out the frozen strawberries to make this. :) I don't see the vanilla in the recipe though.

    Hey, I featured your book in my blog this week, and one of my friends said she bought a copy...woohoo! I hope more people bought it after seeing my post (but just never told me). :)

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    1. Oops. Fixed. Thanks for noticing that and letting me know. Duh.

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      Also, thanks for the shout out on your blog. I saw it and it was a terrific write up! Thank you!

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  3. Do you not have to process this jam?

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    1. Hi V -

      If you're going to can the jam for long tern shelf storage, then you must process the jam according to the guidelines put out by your local extension agency or in a canning book like the Ball books listed in my sidebar.

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  4. Thought so, but you normally mention it. Sorry for the double comment, there. Dunno what happened.

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