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Jam Maker Strawberry Jam

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Jam Maker Strawberry Jam
Makes about 4 (8 oz) half pints.
Fresh homemade jam is easy to create with the Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker. Just add the fresh ingredients in this recipe, and it does the rest in under 30 minutes! For even more fresh strawberry flavor, try our Reduced-Sugar Recipe.

You will need:

2 2/3 cups crushed strawberries (about three 1-lb containers)
3 Tbsp Ball® RealFruit® Classic Pectin 
1/2 tsp butter or margarine 
3 1/3 cups granulated sugar

    Directions:

    1. WASH strawberries in cool, running water and drain. Remove stems and hulls. Crush berries one layer at a time using a potato masher. Measure required quantity of crushed berries and remaining ingredients for your recipe; set aside.
    2. SPRINKLE pectin evenly over bottom of the Pot fitted with the Stirrer. Add crushed strawberries evenly over pectin. Add butter/margarine to help reduce foaming.
    3. PRESS jam button – the cook time will automatically default to 21 minutes. Press enter.
    4. WAIT 4 minutes for appliance to sound 4 short beeps indicating that it is time to add sugar. Add sugar gradually while Stirrer continues running. Place the Glass Lid on the Pot.
    5. THE APPLIANCE will continue to automatically stir your ingredients while it cooks. Stay within earshot of the Jam & Jelly Maker, the appliance will beep again at the end of the process signaling jam cooking is complete. Press cancel, unplug the appliance and immediately remove Glass Lid.
    6. REMOVE Stirrer using a pot holder. Skim foam, if necessary, from top of jam.
    7. PRESERVE jam immediately, using 1 of the 3 ways listed here.