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strawberry rhubarb jam

My friend Cecilia brought me a jar of delicious rhubarb and strawberry jam that her husband, Gerd, makes every year. The consistency is quite thick and surprisingly not too sweet. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you, Gerd for the recipe.



2 cups strawberries

1 1/2 cups rhubarb

7 cups sugar

1 pouch CERTO liquid

¼ cup lemon juice

½ teaspoon butter

Hull and throughly crush berries, one layer at a time

Thinly slice or chop 1 pound of rhubarb

Measure fruit into a large 4 to 8 quart saucepan

Add lemon juice

Pan should be only half full to allow mixture to reach full boiling

To reduce foaming, add ½ teaspoon butter

Add sugar to  fruit and mix well. DO NO REDUCE SUGAR (That is the indication, but Gerd reduces it by 1/3 because he doesn’t like it too sweet)

Place saucepan over high heat and bring to boil, stirring constantly

Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat

Immediately stir in the liquid fruit pectin CERTO

Stir and skim for 5 minutes to prevent floating fruit

Pour quickly into the jars to ¼” from the rim. (Gerd leaves only 1/8” free)

He lets it cool some time, not completely, and covers it with Saran Wrap and puts the lids on, then turns them upside down, and puts them on a rack in the cool room of the basement


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