Monday, July 21, 2008

What would summer be like without Strawberries? You just know it is summer when strawberries are in abundance! I received a sweet jar of "Farm Fresh Strawberry Jam" from my dear friend Bev at Bee Haven Acres! The jar looks so pretty in my pantry!
Do you preserve your own Strawberries or have a memory of Mother or Grandmother canning Strawberries
on a hot summer day?

2 c. (1 pt.) strawberries washed and hulled
1 1/2 c. sugar
4 tsp. powdered fruit pectin

Slice strawberries into 2-quart bowl. Mash well. Stir in sugar and pectin thoroughly. Microwave 4 minutes on high, or until mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
Reduce setting. Microwave 5 or 6 minutes until mixture is slightly thickened. It will thicken more as it cools. Store tightly covered in a glass jar in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Yummy on vanilla ice cream! XO

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