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Strawberry Jam

Sweet summertime berries, tart lime, and the peppery bite of a great tequila combine to make the most delicious strawberry jam ever!
Servings 192 Servings (6 pints)
Calories 20kcal
Author Debra from Bowl Me Over


  • 10 cups strawberries , equals 5 cups crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime , zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup tequila , use good tequila!
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 1.75 sure-jell pectin , use the PINK BOX


  • Clean the strawberries and remove the stems (do not chop).
  • Mash the berries with a potato masher. Measure out exactly 5 cups of crushed berries. Add to a large heavy bottom pot.
  • Add the juice and zest of the lime and one teaspoon salt
  • Measure 1/4 cup of sugar and mix it with the contents of the Sure-Jell. Sprinkle it into the berry mixture and set it on the burner. Turn on high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • When it comes to a hard boil (one that you cannot stir down) add the remaining sugar.
  • Return it to a hard boil and boil exactly one minute.
  • Remove from the heat. With hot pan holders on immediately stir in 1/4 cup tequila. It will bubble and spit a bit! Continue to stir until it is completely incorporated, about a minute.
  • Ladle into clean, sterilized jars.
  • Using a paper towel clean the top of the jar off completely.
  • Add the lid and screw top. Screw the lid on tightly. Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes to seal.
  • Remove from the hot water bath and place on a heat-proof surface. You'll hear the jars pop and you'll know they are sealed.


Refrigerate after opening.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 5.5% | Calcium: 0.1% | Iron: 0.3%