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strawberry jam with orange zest

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Homemade is the best and this strawberry jam is no exception! The beauty of canning is you can enjoy this delicious jam all year round!

yield 6 -250ml jars
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For strawberry jam with orange zest

  • 1 pkg
    pectin (1.75 oz or 3 1/2 tbsp.)
  • 4 c
    granulated sugar, divided
  • 7 c
    strawberries, washed, stem removed and halved or quartered depending on the size
  • 1/2 lg
    orange, zested

How To Make strawberry jam with orange zest

  • 1
    In a small bowl, combine pectin with ¼ cup sugar; stir to mix. In a large pot, add strawberries and zest; sprinkle pectin mixture. Set the heat to medium-high, stirring often.
  • 2
    When strawberries start getting soft, using a potato masher, crush them to desired consistency (release natural pectin); cook for 10 minutes. Add remaining sugar, stir well, reduce heat to medium and bring it back to a full boil, skimming the foam on top; cook 5 minutes.
  • 3
    To know if it’s ready with a desired consistency; dip a metal tablespoon in ice water for a few minutes. Dry it off and scoop some strawberry jam. Let it cool at room temperature and if sets up, it’s ready. Process with canning procedure. Makes 6 jars of 250ml
  • 4
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