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Help, I'm in a jam.

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Does anyone out there have a good recipe for strawberry rhubarb jam? I attempted this weekend, but I think I either overcooked the mix, or used to much sugar (or both) as it is overly sweet and I think a lot of the rhubarb's tartness was lost. Here's what I did...

2 cups chopped rhubarb
4 cups strawberries
3 cups sugar
approx. 1/4 cup lemon juice

I let the sugar dissolve in the lemon juice over medium high heat, then added the rhubarb. 5 minutes later, I added the strawberries and cooked the whole mixture for approx. 25 minutes. The jam looked beautiful and had a lovely consistency. I tasted a jar today and I was dissappointed because it was just too sweet without that hint of tartness. It was just too much and I lost the essence of the fruit. Any suggestions?

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  1. I'd be tempted to try boiling it up again and adding more lemon juice.