I want to show you how to make traditional strawberry jam, without using any preservers.
- 1 gallon of strawberry (I do not like this type of measurement, but they were selling as a gallon)
- 5-6 cups of pure cane sugar
- 1/2 lemon juice
After washing the strawberries, take out their leaves and cut in two or three pieces and put them into a large pot. Then add sugar on top of strawberries. I have added 5 cups of sugar, but you can add more if you like more sweet jam. The point here is to cover all strawberries with sugar. Like in the picture.
Wait couple of hours until the sugar melts, then put the pot on medium heat and wait until it boils. After it is boiled there will be some foam on it, take out all this foam. Otherwise jam will not taste good and spoil sooner. Reduce the heat to low and boil it until the jam become thick, then add the lemon juice and take it from the heat. This should take about one hour. Wait until it gets cold to put in jars and leave the jar open couple of hours. You can keep your jam in a place which is not exposed to direct sunlight. You do not need to put in fridge, unless the weather is too hot.