Strawberry All Natural Jam
This recipe is a small batch recipe but it can be Doubled and Tripled because it has NO pectin!
- 4 cups sliced Strawberries (measure the strawberries sliced and packed in measuring cup)
- 3/4-1 cup honey (depends on your level of sweetness)
- 1 pc. small apple
- 2 T. bottled lemon juice
Prepare 3 half pint jars, lids, and rings. Sterilize the jars and keep them in the hot water till its time for processing. Make sure to fill your water bath canner and get the water to a simmer. Slice and measure your strawberries after removing the tops. Peel, core, and grate your apple. (peeling is optional)
In a medium stainless steel pot combine all of the ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Lower the heat to low and continue cooking for 45 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes.
After the time is up the jam should be thick and mound on the spoon. If not cook it for 10 more minutes on medium, stirring constantly, then remove from heat.
Filling the jars:
On a dishtowel place your hot jars and using your funnel in each jar using a ladle then fill the jars leaving 1/4 ” headspace.
Taking a clean papertowel wet it with warm water and wipe the rims of the jars removing any food particles that would interfere with a good seal.
Using your magic wand extract the lids from the hot water and place them on the now cleaned rims. Add your rings to the tops of each of the jars and turn to seal just "finger tight".
Make sure your rack is on the bottom of the canner and place the jars in the water bath making sure that the water covers each of the jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add hot water to the canner if it doesn't measure up.
Cover the pot and turn up the heat under the canner and wait for the water to start boiling. Once the water has come to a boil start your timer for 10 minutes.
When complete turn off the heat and remove the cover and let the jars sit for another few minutes.
Remove the jars and place them back on the dishtowel in a place that they will sit overnight to cool. Do not touch or move them till the next morning.