Strawberry Vanilla Jam
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds strawberries, hulled, and cut into large chunks
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 ½ cups raw, unrefined sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • Juice of ½ lemon
Instructions
  1. Place the water and strawberries in an uncovered thick bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Stir to prevent sticking and cook until the berries begin to break down.
  2. Add the sugar, stir to combine, and bring to a boil. Boil for about 3 minutes.
  3. Reduce the mix to a light simmer. Simmer uncovered for 22-30 minutes, or until the mixture becomes thick. Do not stir the mixture during this step.
  4. Add the vanilla extract, stir to combine.
  5. Remove from heat. Squeeze the juice of ½ a lemon on top, do not stir and allow to rest until cool.
  6. Portion the jam into clean jars. Process in a water bath for 15 minutes.
Recipe by The Homespun Journal at http://www.thehomespunjournal.com/2013/05/04/strawberry-vanilla-jam/