Remember these delicious, juicy red strawberries from my
Imagine our little house guest's delight when we asked if she would love to make strawberry jam!
1-pint freshly picked strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
2 TBsp. fruit pectin
1/2 Tsp. butter
1 cup sugar
2 8ounce jelly jars
This recipe is perfect for little helping hands !!
After placing the prepared strawberries in the bowl, our little helper was happy to take on the "most important" part .. mashing the strawberries. A potato masher is perfect for the job.
In a skillet combine crushed strawberries, pectin, butter.
Stirring constantly, cook over medium-high heat, until mixture comes to a gentle boil. Add the sugar and bring to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
Pour into jars, seal and refrigerate until set about 6 hours. Since, our strawberry jam cooking adventure was not planned, we did not have any jelly jars. But be were resourceful and saved ourselves from having to drive into town, by using two small glass bowls. Cut some parchment paper - slightly larger than the lid size, placed it over bowl, then cover with the bowl's lid.
The jam will keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. This is a simple and fun recipe to do with children.
NOTE: On Monnday our little guest's mother emailed us, to say our guest thinks she may need to spend a couple extra days next time. When the mother complemented her on the yummy jam, our little gal responded "of course, I did the most important part!"
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