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Every year we go to a U-pick Strawberry patch to pick strawberries. The days afterward are a scramble to eat all the strawberries before they go bad. This year I decided to make strawberry jam. I bought a jam making kit at Target. I didn't really need it... could have found all the supplies separately... but it was so cute.
Boil jars and closures.
Wash and crush strawberries.
Combine strawberries, lemon peel and pectin in a large saucepot.
Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Return to a rolling boil.
Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Carefully ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.
Wipe jar rim clean. Place lid on jar with sealing compound next to glass. Screw band down evenly and firmly just until a point of resistance is met - fingertip tight.
Process 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner.
Yield: about 8 half-pints.
Tahdah! I gave almost all of the jam away to family and friends.