Rhubarb Strawberry Jam

I wanted a simple recipe so I read through half a dozen that I found on various websites and it came to this.

4 cups of fresh strawberries cut up
4 cups of diced rhubarb that I had in the freezer from last summer.
Juice from 2 lemons
One package of pectin
Two cups of sugar(I use brown sugar – it is all I ever have in the house so…)
And a couple of teaspoons of butter

I put everything in a big pot and turned up the heat and started stirring.  I stirred at the beginning a lot as there wasn’t yet much liquid, the rhubarb was still frozen.  Took a little while to boil for this reason as well.  Turned it down a bit and I let the whole thing boil steadily for about 7-8 minutes stirring lots.  Then I scooped into half pint jars that were cleaned up and sterilized nicely.  Put the lids on and wait for the popping.  I was able to get 9 of these little jars filled with jam. 

Pretty simple really.  Never done this before and was way easier than I thought it would be.

Posted by Martin Jones

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