No Cook Strawberry Jam

No-Cook Strawberry Jam

  • 1 3/4 cups (425 mL) prepared fruit (about 1 quart/1L fully ripe Boonstra berries)
  • 4 cups (1 L) sugar
  • 1 pouch CERTO liquid pectin
  • 2 tablespoons (25 mL) lemon juice

Method:

Prep time: 15 minutes

Stem and thoroughly crush Boonstra berries, one layer at a time. Measure 1 3/4 cups (425 mL) prepared fruit into a large bowl. Add sugar to fruit and mix well. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in liquid fruit pectin and lemon juice. Continue to stir for 3 minutes until most of the sugar is dissolved. Pour into clean jars or plastic containers. Cover with tight lids and let stand at room temperature until set (may take 24 hours). Store in freezer. If used within 3 weeks, jam may be stored in refrigerator.

Makes 5 cups (1.25 L).

Creative Variations:

Minted Strawberry - Add 1 tablespoon (15 mL) chopped mint leaves.
Sunny Strawberry - Add 1 tablespoon (15 mL) grated orange or lemon rind.
Nutty Strawberry - Add 1/4 cup (50 mL) slivered almonds or chopped pecans.
Tipsy Strawberry - Add 2 tablespoons (25 mL) fruit liqueur or brandy.
Lime Strawberry - Substitute lime juice for lemon juice.

Source: Courtesy CERTO

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