My mom gave my kids a huge box of strawberries (or strawbabies as Bec says). They ate a lot of them, but of course they weren't all gone before they were getting a tiny bit soft. So, I made jam using the following recipe. I gave some to mom, sis, and Nana and they all really liked it. I really love how it isn't much sugar, so the berry taste comes through.
4 cups strawberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 package powdered fruit pectin
1 1/2 cups honey
1. Mix the strawberries, lemon juice and pectin in a heavy-bottomed, stainless-steel pot.
2. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the honey.
3. Return to a boil and stir slowly for 10 to 12 minutes. The mixture will resemble a thick syrup when done. Let cool, then pour into a storage container, cover and refrigerate.
But wow, was it expensive to make! The pectin was almost $4 and the honey around the same. Thank goodness the berries were free! For my next batch, I know a place where I can buy the pectin for $2 and hopefully the honey for less as well.
And isn't it funny, that I can make jam and think, no biggie. But cooking dinner throws me into a tizzy! Must be the frequency factor. :)