Nothing beats a fresh strawberry from the garden at the peak of the season. Learn how to make strawberry jam and you can preserve that sweet summer taste all winter long. Use this easy hot water bath canning recipe for this years strawberry harvest or when fresh strawberries are priced low at the grocery store!
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY JAM
This has to be the best strawberry jam recipe I’ve used over my years of canning. Fresh strawberries can be picked in your backyard, local orchard or you pick farm and perfect for making strawberry jam at the start of the season. I n fact strawberry jam is always my first canning recipe of the season!
The jam is spreadable, delicious and vibrant in colour.
HOT WATER BATH CANNING SUPPLIES
This strawberry jam recipe will make 7 pints of jam. These smooth sided jars above are perfect for showing off the beautiful colour of strawberry jam! Easily attach a sticker label on the smooth sided jar and you’ve got a perfect handmade gift everyone loves!
Everything you need except for the hot water bath. This set of canning supplies makes canning much easier. Make sure to wash equipment with hot soapy water first.
Potato mashers like this one are the easiest tool to use when mashing layers of strawberries for making strawberry jam.
This is my new favourite kitchen gadget! Quick and easily hull strawberries for eating and preserving!
If you’re new to hot water bath canning I highly recommend you read this guide. Quickstart Guide to Water Bath Canning.
One hack that saves tons of time is running it all through the dishwasher on extra hot and timing the end of the cycle for when your jam is ready to fill the jars. Hot jam, hot jars, hot water… the trifecta of canning success!
Yippee! As promised, here’s my favourite strawberry jam recipe.
STRAWBERRY JAM RECIPE
This is the easiest and best strawberry jam out there.Spread on fresh bread and serve with coffee and you’ve got yourself the perfect breakfast!
Start by picking enough strawberries to make 3 and 3/4 Cups worth of hulled and crushed strawberries you’re ready to complete this recipe.
Prepare 7 pint jars and lids for canning.
In large, deep stainless steel saucepan bring fruit, lime juice, sugar and 1/2 tsp butter (to minimize the amount of foam) stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. If jam is made without waiting for the sugar to dissolve the result will be grainy jam. Not good.
Once the sugar has dissolved, bring the jam to a rolling boil over high heat. Bring the jam mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, then add the complete pouch of liquid pectin to the hot jam.
Boil the jam quite hard for 1 minute stirring consistently. Remove from heat and skim off any foam using a spatula or spoon. Carefully fill the hot sterilized jars using a ladle and funnel.
Wipe the top seal with a hot sterile cloth, add the seal and screw on the band 3/4 tight.
Process jars for 10 minutes in the hot water bath then set jars to cool.
MY OTHER FAVOURITE CANNING RECIPE…
This Apple Butter is a super tasty fall treat, to enjoy all year long! Use this simple crockpot recipe to take advantage of the endless apples in the autumn.
SPREAD ON ENGLISH SCONES OR FRESH BAKED BREAD!
Summer Sweet Strawberry Jam
- Hot Water Bath
- 7x 250ml Jars, seals and screw lids
- Canning Funnel
- Large stainless steel saucepan
- Strawberry huller
- Potato Masher
- 3 3/4 Cups hulled and crushed strawberries
- 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
- 7 Cups White Sugar
- 1 pouch Liquid Pectin
- Pick, wash and prepare strawberries by removing stems and hulling them. Crush one layer at a time using a masher.
- Prepare canner, jars and lids
- In large, deep stainless steel saucepan bring fruit, lime juice, sugar and 1/2 tsp butter
- Over high heat bring the jam mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down
- Add the complete pouch of liquid pectin to the hot jam
- Boil the jam quite hard for 1 minute stirring consistently
- Remove from heat and skim off any foam using a spatula or spoon
- Fill the jars using a ladle and funnel
- Wipe the top seal with a hot sterile cloth
- Add the seal and screw on the band 3/4 tight
- Process jars for 10 minutes in the hot water bath