How to Make Strawberry Jam
- Turn heat on medium. With a spatula begin to "chop" strawberries while the heat starts to break them down. Continue to do this for a couple of minutes.
NOTE: Prior to putting the strawberries in the pan, you could put them on a cookie sheet and mash them with a potato masher. However, I think this makes them too mushy but it's your preference.
- Add Sure Jell pectin to the pan, stir and cook for a minute or so. Make sure you add the pectin dry - do not make the recipe on the box.
Then add sugar and butter. Turn heat to medium high and stir til it begins to have a rolling boil.
NOTE: The butter is added to reduce the froth that is made when cooking the strawberries.