You know how you can make soup and you use up what you had.. Well, today the strawberry jam ended up the same way but my o my did it turn out to be yummy.
Dear Hubby has the last bit of the hot fresh made jam over his favorite treat icecream, I laughed and said it was just one of the rewards for all his hard garden work! The local u-picks are selling fresh locally grown strawberries at 4 dollars a pound, they are no longer selling by the basket or bucket but by weight at the end of your picking. They are selling 3 liter pre-picked strawberries at 12 to 14 a basket at the local farmer stands.
- 1 and half pounds of strawberries cleaned, cored and sliced
- 2 kiwi, skinned and sliced
- 2 banana’s peeled and sliced
- 8 cups sugar
- 1/8th cup of lemon juice
- 1 box of pectin
Process your fruit, heat in a deep steel bottom pot, allowing to come up to a simmer, then mash them together, add sugar and bring up to a simmer, simmer together for five min, then add lemon juice and follow directions on the pectin box per its use.
Into 8 0z or pint jars and into the water bath process for 15 min.