Strawberry Jam

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Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

We love homemade strawberry jam.  I like to make the freezer version because it is so easy.  We ran out of the last batch and as strawberries were on sale, I decided to make more.

I loaded my cart with strawberries and headed down the isle the pectin should be on.  Apparently I was not the only one who wanted to make jam because they were totally out of the Sure Jell pectin I have always used.  After some grumbling to myself, I decided to try out the jar of Ball brand pectin on the shelf.  It comes in 3 varieties: Classic Pectin (AKA cooked version), Instant Pectin (freezer version) and Low Sugar version.  I chose the Instant Pectin.

I am so glad I was “forced” out of my regular habits.  We love the jam we made and I will not go back to the old ways.  Let me tell you a few reasons why.pectin comparison

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