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Strawberry Jam

My favorite strawberry jam canning recipe, from my old neighbor Truus in Minnesota.
Author Kelly ~ the hungry bluebird


  • 5 heaping cups strawberries, cleaned and hulled and cut in half
  • 1 box SURE JELL
  • small pat unsalted butter
  • 7 cups sugar (I use 6 cups)


  • Add strawberries to a large stockpot and start mashing up over high heat. Add SURE JELL and butter and bring to a hard boil.
  • Add the sugar all at once and stir to mix and dissolve and bring back to a roiling boil.
  • Time for 1 minute and then do a spoon check as described above.
  • Pour into prepared jars to 1/8" from the rim. Wipe clean and then put lids and screw caps on the jars.
  • Turn over on a clean towel for 5 minutes and then turn upright and let rest for 24 hours. Store any unsealed jars in the refrigerator.


Makes approximately 4 pints or 8 half-pints.