- 2 cups mashed strawberries*
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 packaged powdered pectin
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3-4 drops red food coloring (optional)*
To the berries, add sugar. Stir to coat berries well. Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, while the berries release their juice.
Add the pectin, lemon juice, and food coloring. Mix well and stir constantly for 3 minutes. Spoon jam into jars or plastic containers. Cover tightly.