Hey, it's Spring, with the abundance of cheap strawberries on sale, what are you going to do with it? You can make strawberry jam that last through the summer! I used to spend a ton on organic jam but not anymore! I have learned to make my own jam by following the simple rule of 1 lb.of fruit to 1 lb. of sugar (almost 2 cups). However, I do cut down on the sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit, not a whole lot but some since we need the sugar to preserve the jam. If you click under my label on Jam/Preserve, I have since made kaya (Malaysian coconut jam), clementine marmalade, orange marmalade, pear jam, blueberry jam, blackberry jam and raspberry jam. Now adding to the collection is strawberry jam! I should stick to 2 lb. of strawberries next time, since it was my first attempt, I have no clue how much it will yield.
3 lb. of fresh strawberries yield almost 7 jars of strawberry jams for me. Sweet and oh so yummy!