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Jun 16, 2008 06:17 AM

Strawberry Jam [split from Ontario]

(Note: This thread was split from the Ontario board at: -- The Chowhound Team).

Don't be afraid of making your own jam. I decided about 15 years ago to give it a try and it's very simple. Get the correct gear and the recipe in the Bernardin's box should work just fine.

I make the freezer jam and it's head and shoulders above anything you get in a grocery store.


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  1. Making jam really is easy. Just follow the directions precisely. If it says to stir for 2 minutes, stir for exactly 2 minutes.

    Instead of Bernardin, I use Certo - low sugar version. Regular Certo/Bernardin use more sugar than fruit.

    I used to make cherry jam every year but since I moved to Ottawa I have hardly seen any Ontario cherries and I don't like using the buckets of frozen (makes too large a batch).

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    1. re: ceebee1

      I think I probably use Certo too. I've been using the same supply of jam for about 4 years now. I made a ton last time.
      I also don't eat it as much as I used to.