May is jam making time for me. The strawberries are plentiful and inexpensive in the markets and the last of my oranges are on the tree and super sweet. I usually make a batch of Orange Marmalade and another of Strawberry Rhubarb or perhaps Triple Berry. This year I've tried a new recipe -Strawberry Orange Jam.
Wash, hull and slice 5 cups of fresh strawberries.
Thinly slice and seed 4 oranges and 2 lemons. (My lemons are huge so I only used one!) Then coarsely chop citrus in a food processor.
Put all of the fruit plus 1 cup water in a large pot.
Bring to a full boil. While the fruit was cooking I inserted my immersion blender to more finely dice the berries. Boil for 5 minutes.
Then add 1 pouch of powdered pectin that has been stirred into 6 cups of sugar. Bring back to a full boil and boil for 1 minute. Ladle into hot sterilized jars and invert for 5 minutes. Turn jars right right side up and listen for them to POP to make sure they have sealed. Alternately you can seal in a hot water bath for 15 minutes. This made 9, 8 oz. jars.