The Ultimate Strawberry Jam
This recipe taken from Canadian Living’s Test Kitchen makes use of the delicious strawberries currently in season. The unique twist on a classic recipe adds vanilla bean to enhance the flavour of the strawberries.
  • CourseCondiments
  • CuisineTraditional
  1. In large Dutch oven or preserving pot and using potato masher, mash strawberries, 1 cup at a time, to measure 6 cups fruit.
  2. Mix pectin with 1/4 cup of the sugar; stir into berries. Halve vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out seeds; stir seeds and pod into berries. Bring to full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Stir in remaining sugar and return to full rolling boil; boil hard, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir, skimming off foam, for 5 minutes. Discard vanilla pod.
  3. Pour into eight hot 1-cup (250 mL) canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch (5 mm) headspace. Cover with prepared discs. Screw on bands until resistance is met; increase to fingertip tight. Transfer jars to boiling water canner; boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat. Uncover and let stand in canner for 5 minutes. Lift up rack. Using canning tongs, transfer jars to cooling rack; let cool undisturbed for 24 hours.
  5. Change it up: Straight-up Strawberry Jam- Omit vanilla bean. Continue with recipe as directed.
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