There’s nothing like the satisfaction of slathering a layer of Homemade Strawberry Jam on a piece of buttered bread and taking a bite. Everyone loves a classic recipe.
First, you’ll need to crush your strawberries. If you like some chunks of strawberries in your jam, place the strawberries in a flat-bottomed bowl or baking dish and mash them with a potato masher.
Next, stir in the sugar and bring to a rolling boil. Continue stirring for 1 minute while boiling, then remove from heat. You’ll notice the jam has turned a deeper red color. Now you’re ready to start canning.
Using a jar lifter, lift a hot jar out of the pot, drain the water and place on a towel or rack on top of the counter. Be sure not to place the hot jar directly on the countertop to prevent thermal shock and a big mess of broken glass.