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Early Jams

Making the first jams of the year

If you have been wanting to try making jam, fresh rhubarb and strawberries are first to make their appearance. We've got great tips to get you started making homemade jams this year. 

  1.  Wash and dry strawberries and rhubarb before using; extra moisture can affect the jam. 
  2. Measure ingredients carefully. 
  3. Some recipes use store bought pectin products. Follow the recipe carefully.  
    • Do not interchange powdered and liquid pectin. 
    • Adjusting ingredients or decreasing sugar will make a runny jam that won’t set. 
    • To make a jam or jelly with less sugar, a light or no- sugar needed pectin product must be used. They have their own recipes and must be followed exactly.  
  4. Some recipes do not use commercial pectin. These recipes use fruit with enough natural pectin or require long boiling times.  

Try these jams this spring:

  • Medium
    Spring Jam
  • Difficult
    Whole Fruit Strawberry Jam
  • Difficult
    Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
  • Medium
    Strawberry Pineapple Freezer Jam

Jams and Jellies

Looking for more information on making jams and jellies at home, then look no further!