Homemade Strawberry Jam Preserves Recipe

Canning with Fruit Pectin & Orange Liqueur

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Who doesn’t love some good strawberry jam? No reason to wait for the strawberry season, because this jam is just as good as any jam made from fresh strawberries. If you grow your own strawberries, slice them and freeze them to use later in this tasty jam. Powdered pectin comes in a 1-3/4-oz. size or a 2-oz. size. Always use the amount the recipe calls for. You can also purchase low sugar fruit pectin. Again, if the recipe doesn’t call for low sugar pectin, then don’t use it as the two are not compatible.


  • 3 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen strawberries, thawed and sliced
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1 (3/4 oz.) pkg. powdered fruit pectin
  • 6 C sugar
  • 1/2 C orange liqueur
  • 3 Tbsp .fresh lemon juice


Prepare the canning jars, lids, and seals according the manufacturer’s directions. Keep the jars and lids hot while canning the jam.

Place the strawberries and water into a 5-qt. pot. Stir in the pectin and place the pan over high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously to dissolve the pectin. Briskly boil the mixture for 1 minute, then stir in the sugar. Bring back to a brisk boil, stirring continuously, and boil hard for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the liqueur and lemon juice. Allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes, stirring continuously. If any foam forms on the surface, skim it off and discard.

Ladle the hot jam into jars, leaving a ¼-inch head space. Release any air bubbles and add more jam as necessary to maintain the correct head space. Wipe the rims of the jars and hand-tighten the lids. Place in a water bath canner and process for 10 minutes from the point of boiling.

Allow the jars to cool in a draft-free area, then check the seals. Makes 6 half-pints.

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes
Cooking Time: approximately 5 minutes
Processing Time: approximately 10 minutes
Total Time: approximately 25 minutes

Nutritional Information: (approximate values per 1 tbsp serving)
Calories 53; Fat 0g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrates 14g; Fiber 0g; Protein 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 0mg.

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