Friday, August 1, 2008

Spiced Strawberry Jam

5 cups crushed strawberries
6 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon butter
1 box powder Sure-jell
4 TBS lemon juice
1.2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves

Pour crushed berries into large boiler

Measure sugar into separate container and set aside

Stir package of sure-jell, lemon juice and spices into the strawberries

Add butter.

Bring berry mixture to a full rolling boil (a boild that does not stop bubbling when stirred) then add sugar.

Stir constantly.

Return mixture to a full rolling boil and boil for exactly one minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat.

Skin foam from top with metal spoon.

Ladle quickly into jars that have been cleaned and preheated.

Clean rims of jars with clean hot cloth

Place heated lids (lids that have been placed in simmering water for one minute) on jars and tighten rings.

Place jars in water bath canner for 5 minutes, then remove from canner, turn jars upside down for 5 minutes.

Return jars to upright position and let cool completely before storing.

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