Friday, March 17, 2017

Strawberry Sangria Jam

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This jam will remind you of  Strawberry Sangria! Made with Merlot wine, orange juice, brandy, and fresh strawberries from Willard Farms, it is a true taste explosion in your mouth.

Sweet from the berries, little hint of the orange juice and a nice tinge of wine it is delicious served over cream cheese on crackers. Light, sweet and refreshing, the perfect companion to a cheese board and summer casual dining.



RECIPE
Ingredients
3 cups crushed strawberries (about 6 cups whole berries)
1 cup red wine
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brandy
6 cups sugar
1 pkg Sue-Jell (powdered pectin)

Method
In an 8- to 10-quart heavy pot combine strawberries, orange juice, red wine, brandy and Sure-Jell. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar adding it all at once. Return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and quickly skim off foam with a metal spoon.

Ladle hot jam into hot sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch head-space. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands.

Process filled jars in a boiling water bath 10 minutes. Remove jars from canner and let them cool 24 hours on a kitchen towel on your counter-top. Store in pantry up to one year. Open jars need to be refrigerated.

Yield: 7-9 half-pints.

Enjoy,
Mary

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