- 4 pints fresh strawberries halved
- 1 cup water
- 5 cups sugar
- Juice of one lemon
In a 8 quart stock pot, add the fruit and water and simmer until the fruit is very soft. Add the sugar and lemon juice. Stir to dissolve and bring up to a boil. Maintain at a full rolling boil until the jell point is reached. (*Also a skin will form on the surface as it cools) Remove from the heat. Skim off any impurities and leave to cool for 10 minutes. Using a funnel, pour the fruit into hot sterilized jars. Fill the jars and wipe the rims.. Seal the jars, leaving 1-inch from the top for headroom. Label the jars and store in a cool, dark, and dry place.
To be honest I made a very small bunch, so I only used 400gr of strawberries, 1 cup of sugar and the juice of 1 lemon and no water. And to see if it's ready, the other tip I found is to have a frozen plate ready and pour some strawberry jam on it, if it gels then it's ready, or so they say...Well worth it! everybody loved it and I feel oh so proud and best of all I NOW LOVE Food Network!