I was trying to come up with a homemade version of jelly that would make the PBJ's in our house a little healthier. This took only a few minutes, no cooking and only 2 ingredients.
My kids all loved it, it tasted fresh and delicious, and I even ended up with extra sauce that would go great in tea, lemonade, ice cream, oatmeal, etc. I hope you enjoy this as much as we have, I can't wait to try it with all different kinds of fruits.
Total Time: About 10 minutes
Yield: About 2 1/2 cups total
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My mother and I were experimenting and made this jelly. Its the best tasting besides regular strawberry preserves I've ever had.
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I made strawberry jam, it didn't set. Can I do anything to correct this?
By rth gillan
Homemade strawberry jam is yummy. But what do you do if it is runny. Read on for a recipe to fix failed strawberry jam.
It is summer. Strawberry season is winding down. Raspberries and blueberries are just around the corner. Berries are just wonderful; about anyway you can eat them. I enjoy them fresh in a bowl, on my cereal or ice cream, in a frosty smoothy or in a pie. Come fall and winter, there is nothing like homemade strawberry jam on your favorite toast or on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
There are many good recipes for jam. I used a standard boxed pectin recipe with fresh picked strawberries from a local farm. My mouth was watering for homemade strawberry jam. I have not ever had a failure in my jam making, but this year I did. It was runny. It would make a great ice cream Sunday topper.
Most cooking mistakes can be fixed, so I researched my options. I called the 800 number on the pectin box. The help line operator had no information on how to fix runny jam. Next I called the local Cooperative Extension. Over the years, I have found them to be a great source of information. This year, they came to the rescue, again.
Here is the recipe to fix failed strawberry jam. You can use this recipe to fix up to 8 cups of runny jam. These portions are per cup of jam.
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of water
1 1/2 teaspoons powdered pectin
Mix pectin and water; bring them to a boil while you are stirring constantly. Add runny strawberry jam and sugar and stir constantly. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil over high heat. Boil for ½ minute. Then remove the pot from heat. Skim the top of an foam that may have formed. Put jam in hot jars and use new lids. Process the jam in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. Let the jars sit over night.
There is nothing like homemade strawberry jam. I invite you to try your hand at making a batch. If you have ever made jam and it didn't set up, don't be discouraged. Tuck this recipe away with your jam recipe for future reference and "just in case." It does work. I tried it this year! Yum. You can visit me at healthworks-lifeworks.com/
There is a recipe on the bottom of the instructions in the pectin box, depending on if you made jam or jelly. I have a batch of peach jelly that I have to remake because it did not set. Just remember to use new caps when reprocessing. Good luck!
I'm looking for a recipe for my Pop-pop. He says his mother used to make fig-strawberry preserves and he is wanting some. I tried one recipe about 2 years ago, but it did not come out well (and yes, I know how to make preserves). Can anyone help me with this?
This is the recipe I've used for years. There's really nothing hard about it, although I'm not one to cook to "ball stages" and such.
3 cups figs (cut off ends & mash)
3 cups sugar
1 large (or 2 small) boxes strawberry Jello
Mix all ingredients in pan. Cook over medium - high heat. When mixture comes to a boil, continue cooking for 7 minutes. Place in jars and seal.
my recipe is the same as dinkly except i use 6 cups of mashed figs. i use a potato masher to mash the figs.
I use the same receipe (6 cups mashed figs) and I also use the juice of one lemon.
There is recipe in the box of Sure-Jell fruit pectin . It is good and always turns out for me
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Wash strawberries and remove stems. Pour boiling water over berries and drain off at once.