It is strawberry season down here in Florida, and that is what inspired me to make strawberry jam. It is not hard to make fruit jams. However, it does take a little time. This would be a great project to do with your children. There are lots of teachable moments in the process. Also, they make wonderful personalized gifts.
- 9 1/2 c fresh strawberries, hulled, chopped
- 1 c coconut sugar
- 1 c water
- 1 lemon juiced
- 4 1/2 tbsp pectin
You will also need a large stock pot, canning jars with rings and lids. There are canning kits online that are inexpensive.
In a large dutch oven combine all ingredients are cook over medium heat. Cook until fruit is at the consistency you desire. Transfer to sterilized jars and lids. Do not tighten lids too tight before you put them into the water bath. You can tighten when the jars have cooled.
Place jars in a large stock pot with boiling water. This takes about 10 minutes. You can tell when the jars are ready when you touch the lids and they do not make a popping sound. Share. Spread. Enjoy.