Strawberry jam with Frozen Berries Packed in Sugar or Syrup

Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups thawed, crushed strawberries and juice

  • 3 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 12, tablespoons powdered pectin or
  • bottle liquid pectin

    Method:
    Thaw the berries. If they were not crushed before freezing, crush them. Measure the fruit and juice into a very large saucepan.

    To make with powdered pectin, measure sugar and set aside. Thoroughly mix powdered pectin with thawed berries and juice. Bring quickly to a full boil, stirring constantly. Add sugar, continue stirring, and heat to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam. Stir for 5 minutes, skimming as necessary. Fill clean, hot, sterilized containers. Cap with 2-piece canning lids and process 5 minutes in a boiling water bath. To make with liquid pectin, mix thawed berries and juice with sugar. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a full boil and boil hard one minute.

    Remove from heat and immediately stir in liquid pectin. Skim off foam. Alternately stir and skim off foam for 5 minutes. Fill clean, hot, sterilized containers. Cap with 2-piece canning lids and process 5 minutes in a boiling water bath.