Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Strawberry - Jam and Sauce

 Strawberry & nectarine jam.  The nectarines were a seasonal sale item at the grocery store - they were cheap and delicious.

Strawberry sauce. 

Strawberry Nectarine Jam:

5 C diced/sliced fruit
1 pkg. surejell
1 Tbs. lemon juice
7 C sugar

Wash and prepare fruit.  I sliced the strawberries rather than mash them.  Put in a kettle add lemon juice and sure jell.  Bring to a rolling boil, dump in sugar, bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 1 min.  Put into clean jars.  Hot water bath for no more than 10 min. till lids are sealed.

I always spoon off the foam...you can eat it too...

I don't know why my mom did this...but, I do too.  When jars are still warm put on your counter upside down.  This moves the fruit chunks evenly too.

Strawberry Freezer Sauce:

sliced strawberries
1 pkg of jello
sugar to taste

Wash and cut up strawberries.  Add one package of jello, this keeps your sauce thicker and really red.  Add sugar to taste.  This is also one of my mom's ideas.  Once you do this freezer sauce this way, with the jello, you won't do it any other way.

Seal in bags.  It will be so good on a cold January evening.

Blessings from Wisconsin.

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First said...

looks good :) That's interesting that you turn the jars upside down. I might have to try that

Faye Henry said...

It all looks delicious, dear... Thank you for the recipes.. I will be trying the sauce for sure..

Laura @ Laura Williams Musings said...

This looks divine! I can almost smell the strawberries from here. yum!!

Thanks for popping over and linking this up at the Carnival of Home Preserving! Come back this Friday for a new edition. Hope to see you there!

BoPeep said...

Oh no! I'm frightfully behind on my canning! The kids and I picked berries, but we found reasons to eat them before they ever got to the canner. lol Back to the fields for me!

dr momi said...

I bet your mom turned them upside down to stop the floatng fruit. I'll have to try that. :-)