Strawberry Jam

First, let me say this is not a Paleo recipe.  I tried making no sugar jams last summer and did not like any of them.  Personal preference I guess.  I did use organic cane sugar instead of white sugar.  It’s what I had on hand as it’s what we use day to day.  I also cut back on the sugar a bit.

Second, all the credit for this amazing strawberry jam recipe goes to the Pioneer Woman.

 

We usually love to go and pick our own berries at one of the local farms but this year the farm we usually  pick at had closed.  I didn’t want to miss out on the strawberry season so I grabbed a box from a road side stand.

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Look at those beauties.  So fresh. So red. So delicious.  It was so hard to not eat them all before we made the jam.

For the summer my son has to do a list of things before he can have screen time.  One of those things is help someone in the family.  So he got recruited to help me with jam and we had a blast.  He helped cut all the strawberries.

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He loved the mashing of the strawberries.

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He help with every part.  He stirred the strawberries and the sugar together and when it was time to scoop it into the jars he did all the scooping.  IMG_6898

It was such a fun and easy project to do together.  It only took us about 2 hours total start to finish including the water bathing.  I love taking my favorite tastes of summer and preserving them to have to eat through out the winter.

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