Flavorful Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Process: 5 min.
Makesabout 6 pints
This jam is absolutely delicious and easy to make!!
With only 5 1/2 cups sugar, jam does not set. If strawberry jam needs 7 cups of sugar, certainly added rhubarb needs at least that. I used 7 and it is perfect.
Measure cut berries then crush in stockpot. I cut rhubarb in small chunks and still cooked down nicely. Jam was a soft set warm but nice set when cool. Beautiful jam, sweet though.
It did not set. So now, I have to do a remake. I used 4 cups of crushed strawberries and also got fruit float.(Typical of strawberries) This is actually an old Ball canning recipe. Very frustrating. But everyone says the jam is fantastic.
Tastes fine, but failed to set.
I have a question— The recipe sounds as if you take 4 cups of berries and then crush them, giving you closer to 3 cups of berries, is that correct? But if you do it that way, the total volume doesn’t yield 6 pints, as the recipe states. Could this variation be the reason some people are having issues with it setting?
Made this recipe for the past three summers. I just doubled the recipe...I know that this is breaking the cardinal rule of canning, but it still worked beautifully.Easy, fast and delicious! It sells well at our Independence Day Carnival, too.
I made this jam last night and it is exactly what I was looking for. I love rhubarb in anything. I made sure to chop my rhubarb quite small so that it softened up nicely and wasn't in big chunks. Mine set up perfectly, and I will definitely make this again.
Reading the reviews made me choose this recipe but unfortunately the first time I made this is did not set. So I followed the sure jell instructions to redo if it did not set which worked . It is very good but having to double can the jam is time consuming. Well I thought maybe I did something wrong so I re-read the reviews and I did not see this trouble so I attempted this recipe again . Well it did not set again so now I will hopefully get it to set after re- processing after adding more sure jell.will give it 2 stars because of the taste but really not worth the effort.next time I will find a different recipe
I'm a home economist and this is the BEST jam I have made. The receipe is very easy and it sets up nicely. I process some and then put some directly into the freezer, depending on how much room I have in the freezer. No one can go wrong with this recipe. I have already made 6 batches and the first batch went as gifts and all loved it. Thank You to the person sending in the recipe.