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Old-fashion Strawberry Jam

Old Fashion Strawberry Jam


Here's that tradional strawberry jam recipe that has delighted generations.

Old Fashion Strawberry Jam

  Total Time: 30 Min 

  Yield: 6 Half Pints


  • 4 1⁄2 cups crushed strawberries, about 2 quarts
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, prefer fresh
  • 1 3/4 Ounce Cape Crystal dry pectin
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon margarine (reduces foaming)
  • 7 cups sugar, measured into bowl

How to Make It:

Step 1:

Put waterbath canner on, and bring to a boil. Wash, rinse and sterilize 8 jars, lids and rings.  Put my jars and rings in a 225 F oven and boil the lids in a small pot of water.

Step 2:


Using a potato masher, crush berries, one layer at a time.  

Step 3:


Add fruit to large pot with lemon juice pectin and margarine. Stir well and place over high heat, bring to hard boil.

Step 4:


Add sugar all at once and bring to hard boil, one that can't be stirred down. Boil hard 1 minute. Remove from heat, stirring for 5 minutes to prevent floating fruit. Quickly ladle into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Put into canner, bring to boil and process 5 minutes.

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