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Fresh Strawberry Jam

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“Use a combination of overripe as well as underripe berries. Store fresh berries unwashed, wrapped in two layers of paper towels, in a closed plastic bag in the refrigerator. Rinse under running water just before using them.”
READY IN:
6hrs
YIELD:
5 1/2 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, coarsely crush the berries by hand using a potato masher, leaving a few whole berries or chunks.
  2. Transfer to a slow cooker; add in the lemon juice and sprinkle with the pectin; let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the sugar; cover and cook on LOW for 2 1/2 hours, stirring twice during cooking.
  4. Remove the lid, turn the temperature to HIGH, and cook for 2 to 3 hours longer, until the jam reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Ladle the warm jam into clean spring-top glass jars (or use screw tops with new lids); let stand until cool.
  6. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 months; or spoon into small plastic storage containers and freeze for up to 3 months.

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