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Easy recipe for zesty homemade jam

Believe it or not over-ripe fruit can be an ingredient for yummy treats.  Chef Leslie McKenna has a fun and easy way to make jam from old fruit earmarked for the garbage bag.  Here is an easy recipe for making your own strawberry jam.



2 cups mashed strawberries (about 1 qt.)

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 pkg. Sure Jell fruit pectin

4 cups sugar

3/4 cup water


Stir strawberries, lemon juice and sugar together, mixing thoroughly; set aside.

Stir Sure Jell and water in saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Stir in mixture together until sugar is completely dissolved and no longer grainy.

Pour into containers; cover. Let stand overnight. Store in freezer until opened. Then store in refrigerator.

Important: Measure sugar exactly.

Makes 4 (8 oz.) jars

Chef Leslie reminds us homemade jam is a perfect holiday gift.  So why not rescue some over-ripe fruit from the market or refrigerator?  Your taste buds will thank you.

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