Spiced Strawberry Jam Recipe for Gifts in a Jam - Makes 6
This spiced strawberry jam
an easy recipe to make and ideal
for gifts in a jar. The strawberries are combined with apple juice and
mace and give the jam a lovely flavor.
Making this homemade strawberry
jam is even more of a treat when given as a gift with some freshly
baked homemade bread.
Spiced Strawberry Jam Recipe
4 cups strawberries, washed and hulled
4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
2 ounces powdered fruit pectin
3/4 cup apple juice
Crush strawberries, a layer at a time, in a large glass bowl. You
should end up with 2 cups. Stir in sugar and mace. Let stand until
sugar dissolves about 15 minutes.
Bring pectin and apple juice to
boiling in a small saucepan. Boil hard for 1 minute. Stir into
strawberries and continue stirring for 3 minutes, although some sugar
crystals will still remain.
Ladle quickly into 6 hot sterilized 8-ounce jars. Seal and let stand at
room temperature for 24 hours. Label, date and freeze until you are
ready to give your homemade gifts away.
Decorate your gift
fabric and ribbons. If you want a more natural look you can use raffia
or you can cover the jars with pretty autumn leaves and decorate mason
jars with dried berries and nuts.