{Crock Pot} Strawberry Jam

February 20, 2013
  
It's been a little while since we had a crock pot recipe, hasn't it?  It's OK..don't panic.  Today is your lucky day.  This is something I never, ever, ventured into.  Jams, jellies, preserves..they are all  nicely stacked in the peanut butter and jelly isle at my local grocery store.  This is where my jelly knowledge has been located and were I was comfortable with it.  But, in my never-ending quest to find recipes for my crock pot..this little gem fell into my lap.

Oh, my..this stuff is amazing.  What a simple recipe that will have a huge impact on your jelly-jammin life.  Seriously.  You will not want to buy a jar of store-bought ever-again.  We will not, that's for sure!

{A side note..I zero knowledge of canning and jelly-making.  I changed the adapted recipe a bit and it worked for me beautifully. So, if you spot an error, please let me know}

{Edited to Add 6/2/13- My next batch was 1 pound strawberries, 1/2 pound raspberries and 1/2 pound blueberries.  I also subbed 2 cups of the sugar with 2 cups apple sauce...it turned out delicious!}


Crock Pot Strawberry Jam

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1.75 oz box pectin or peeled and slice medium size apple

Instructions

  1. Spray crock pot with non stick cooking spray or line with crock pot liner/parchment paper. Add ingredients into a bowl. Smash/mix until combined well.
  2. Cover and cook on low for approx 8 hours or high for 4 hours, once strawberries are soft and jam is starting to thicken.
  3. To ensure it was mixed completely, I added mine to the blender and mixed well. I then poured into jars. Once it started to cool, it thicken more and was officially jellied.
Yield: approx 30 oz
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Cook time: 04 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 4 hrs. 30 mins.




16 comments

  1. This is MUCH easier than the recipe I use. I'm pinning it for strawberry season!

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  2. I make tons and tons and tons of strawberry freezer jam every June when strawberries are ready for picking in Iowa. I look forward to it every year. And so far I still have enough jam in my freezer (I usually run out by the time June rolls around again).

    But, I'm wondering if I could do another fruit with this recipe? I have a TON of frozen blackberries in the freezer, do you think that would work?

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    1. That is awesome! I am set, but, not for that long :) I was thinking the same thing about trying another fruit..blackberries, raspberries, etc. It's just mixed with sugar and lemon juice..so, why not? If you give another fruit a try..please let me know.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. We just love Strawberry Jam, this looks awesome! What a great recipe! Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Miz Helen..have a good week!

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  4. I make a jam that is 1/2 strawberry and 1/2 raspberry, and this would make it a lot easier. Thanks! Gerry

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    1. I love that idea Gerry! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. This looks terrific. I have to give this a try in May when we get the best strawberries. Thanks for sharing. We have a party at Tumbleweed Contessa every Monday and I'd love it if you would share some of your recipes with us. www.tumbleweedcontessa.com.

    Have a great day,
    Linda (The Contessa)

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    1. Thank you for the invite Linda! Enjoy the jam :)

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  6. Thanks for posting this! I have ZERO knowledge of jamming as well, just bought a lot of strawberries that I don't know what to do with. Now I do! My family will be excited. :)

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    1. Thanks Jenn! My family loved it, hope yours does too :)

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  7. Are you freezing or processing this Jam?

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    1. I did freeze 2 jars for a later date.

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  8. Any white sugar substitutes? We're trying to get rid of processed sugars...Thanks!

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    1. Hi Danielle! I have only used the white sugar, but, you could try honey. Here is a link with some helpful information:
      href=http://www.pickyourown.org/SusbtitutingHoneyForSugar.htm
      Hope this helps :) Please let me know if it works out...

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