Saturday, May 14, 2016
Have you ever wondered what to do with your strawberries? Well, Here is a little treat for you and your family this summer. Enjoy and God bless! (Image courtesy of graur razvan ionut at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)
1 pint boxes of fresh strawberries, washed, drained and hulls removed
2 1/2 cup.(Make sure cups measure 8 ounces each.) of fresh pineapple, peeled and finely chopped
7 cups (8 ounces each) sugar
2 packages (1 3/4 oz) powdered pectin
1 cup cold water
4 pint freezer containers with lids
1- Place strawberries in a large mixing bowl.
2- Crush the strawberries with a potato masher.
3-Measure out 2 1/2 cups of strawberries and place in a separate bowl.
4-Add the pineapple to the strawberries.
5-Slowly add the sugar and stir until well combined.
6-Place the cold water in a saucepan over medium heat.
7-Add the pectin.
8-Stir continuously until water begins to boil.
Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat. Pour the water mixture in with the fruit.
Stir well to combine and continue stirring for 4 minutes. Pour into the pint freezer
containers and cover. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours.
Freeze after 24 hours. The jam will stay good in the freezer for up to 6 months.To use,
remove from the freezer and allow it to come to room temperature for about 1 hour.
Cover and let refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.