Blackstrap Strawberry Jam

I’m not going to try to call this a harvest recipe- it’s not strawberry season around here. But that’s the joy of freezing fruit; you can make what you want when you want it.

Blackstrap molasses is a beautiful, dark molasses that’s really intense. Supposedly it gives your food a slight iron boost as well. If you can’t find it, use regular molasses, or just use premade brown sugar.

Blackstrap Strawberry Jam

2 cups frozen whole strawberries

1 cup white sugar

2 tea blackstrap molasses

1 tablespoon lemon juice

12 oz apple pectin

The day before-

In a large bowl mix white sugar and molasses. Mix well for 3 minutes; it should be almost completely incorporated if not fully mixed. It should make a fairly light brown sugar; if it’s not dark enough to your tastes add another teaspoon of molasses and mix well.

Measure out 1 lightly packed cup of brown sugar and add with strawberries to a glass jar. Let sit overnight in the fridge.

The next day-

*I lightly pulsed my berries in the blender first because I didn’t want to mess around with mashing them. A lot of people don’t pulse their fruit and normally I don’t.

Add crushed berries, pectin, and lemon juice to a large saucepot. Bring to a boil and cook down to gelling stage- mine took roughly 15 to 20 minutes.

While jam is cooking, prep 2 quarter pint jars. When jam reaches gel stage, fill jars to 1/4 inch headspace and process for 10 minutes.

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4 comments

  1. This is a great recipe. I love the brown sugar in it. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/natural-coconut-bubble-bath-and.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  2. Katie,
    Amazing recipe. I love blackstrap molasses, and I never thought of using it in jam. What a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/almond-sugar-body-scrub-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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