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Fast & Fresh Strawberry Jam


From EatingWell:  May/June 1997

This quick and easy jam will surely become a summer staple when plump strawberries are in season.

5 cups | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes (plus setting time)



  1. Crush berries in a large bowl with a potato masher. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Let stand until very juicy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Combine water and pectin in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil, stirring, for 1 minute. Very gradually stir into strawberry mixture. Stir for 3 minutes, dissolving any lumps.
  3. Spoon jam into five 8-ounce sterilized jelly jars, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace. Wipe rims clean, place lids on jars and screw bands on firmly. Let stand until set, not more than 24 hours.


Per tablespoon : 16 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 5 g Carbohydrates; 0 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 1 mg Sodium; 12 mg Potassium

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