How do you make strawberry jam from scratch?

Directions
  1. Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use.
  2. Combine strawberries and lemon juice in a 6- or 8-quart saucepan.
  3. Add entire measure of sugar, stirring to dissolve.
  4. Ladle hot jam into a hot jar leaving a ¼ inch headspace.
  5. Process jars 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude.

How can I thicken jam without pectin?

A quick jam can be made by mashing fruit and sugar with a few tablespoons of chia seeds, as chia seeds have natural gelling skills. Those gelling properties can be put to work in jars of loose jam too.

Why do you put lemon juice in strawberry jam?

The lemon juice lowers the pH of the jam mixture, which also neutralizes those negative charges on the strands of pectin, so they can now assemble into a network that will “set” your jam.

How do you make Martha Stewarts jam?

Directions
  1. Stir together fruit, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large heavy-bottomed pot. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved and mashing fruit with a potato masher.
  2. Ladle jam into clean containers, leaving 3/4 inch of headroom. Let cool completely.

Will homemade jam thicken as it cools?

See, the truth is that the pectin web doesn’t really solidify until everything cools down. That means it’s tricky to tell whether you’ve achieved the gel point while the action is still hot and heavy. Enter the spoon: Before you start your jam, set a plate with a few metal spoons in the freezer.

Which Jam has the least sugar?

Lower Sugar Jams & Fruit spreads
  • Bonne Maman 30% Less Sugar (8-9 grams)
  • Crofter’s (7-8 grams)
  • They’re sweetened with grape juice or fair trade cane sugar.
  • Natur Le Fruit (7 grams)
  • Harvest Song preserves (7 grams)
  • Stonewall Strawberry Balsamic jam (7 grams per tablespoon)
  • Eden Organic Apple butter (4 grams)

Is hartleys a jam?

Hartley’s is a brand of marmalades, jams and jellies, originally from the United Kingdom, which is manufactured at Histon, Cambridgeshire. The brand was formerly owned by Premier Foods, until it was sold along with the factory in Histon to Hain Celestial for £200 million in October 2012.