Sunday, April 7, 2019

Strawberry Pineapple Jam

Yum

The other day I was able to pick up several gallons of juicy, delicious, locally grown and freshly picked strawberries from my friends at Dorr Farms. WOW! These strawberries are incredible.  Seriously so good I had to stop myself from eating them. Just look at them!!


I knew many of these berries were destined to be jam of one kind or another, so I drove home with the idea of freezing most of them for future use. I walked into the kitchen with my treasures and sitting on the counter was a can of Dole crushed pineapple. Hmmmmm? Right away the wheels started turning ... I mean really sometimes that's a dangerous thing, but not this time.


Delicious, juicy, fresh strawberries and a can of crushed pineapple is a match made in heaven. This jam is amazing topped on biscuits or English muffins, and delicious as a filling between cake layers. It's the perfect Spring or summer jam and a great way to put up some of those berries.


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RECIPE
Ingredients
3 cups chopped strawberries (I used fresh, but you can use frozen)
1 - 20 oz can Dole crushed pineapple (slightly drained, about 1/2 the juice)*
1 package Sure Jell (pectin)
1 tsp butter
7 cups sugar

Method
In a large stock pot, combine chopped strawberries, crushed pineapple (slightly drained), Sure Jell pectin and 1 tsp butter (to prevent foaming).

Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring often to prevent sticking. Add sugar all at once; stir and bring back to a rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute stirring constantly (use a long handled spoon to avoid the jam splattering on you).

Remove from heat, stir to reduce any foaming and ladle into prepared canning jars leaving 1/4-inch head-space. Wipe rims of jars with a wet paper towel and cover with lids and bands.

Process in a boiling water bath or steam canner 10 minutes. Remove jars and place on a kitchen towel on your counter-top. Let sit 24 hours undisturbed. Jars are sealed when button on lid is fully depressed and won't flex up and down.

Store in pantry up to one year.

*Cook's note - drain the pineapple slightly, or about half the juice out. You don't need to be too fussy with this, you just don't need all the liquid.

Yield: 8 - half-pint jars

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Enjoy,
Mary

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2 comments:

  1. Like to eat bread with jam. strawberry is favourite when add little bit Pure coconut oil in chennai it becomes more taste.

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  2. I would have some biscuits with it.

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