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Want to know how to make jam? If you want to put your fruits to good use, try to make jams out of them. This tutorial will show you how.

How to Make Jam

I love jam. Who doesn’t, right? You can put it in your bread, pancake, or even eat it as it is. We have a lot of fruits from the homestead, sometimes more than what we know what to do with them. So one good way of preserving your produce it to make some good ol’ jam out of them. If you’re not sure how to do it, just follow these easy steps!

What you’ll need to make homemade jam:

  • 3 1/2 lbs. Strawberry
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 of a packet of Fruit Pectin

Things you’ll need:

  • Funnel
  • tong
  • strainer
  • knife
  • sterilized jar

Step 1. Mash the strawberries

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Wash your hands first (of course,) then start mashing your strawberries. You can leave chunks or make it fine, depending on your preference. Put it in a pan and add some lemon juice. Stir and put to a boil.

Step 2

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Add the fruit pectin then stir. This is what gives it the jammy consistency. Now pour in all the sugar and mix well.

Step 3

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Put the mixture to a boil until it reaches 220 degrees. Once it does, turn off your stove and skim off all the foam on top, or as much as you can.

Step 4

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Your homemade jam is ready! All that’s left to do is put them in your mason jars and can them.

See how you can can them in just 13 easy steps!

And that’s it! Keep your strawberry jam in the counter for 24 hours and you can have it the next day! Easy right?

Want to see how it’s done? Watch the video tutorial here from Laura in the Kitchen:

Do you think you’ll start making jam now? Let us know below in the comments!

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