Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Strawberry-Honey Jam ~ Canning without Sugar
The pioneers rarely used granulated table sugar. Today, it seems like it's in every recipe I have.
I decided to purchase some local strawberries, some local raw honey, and can strawberry jam. Some day, we hope to have enough strawberries and our own honey.
First, I found a recipe for it on Mother Earth New's. However, that particular recipe required 7 cups of honey.
I did some more research, and located this Honey-Strawberry Jam Recipe.
I canned 2 batches - one with no-sugar pectin and one with regular pectin.
For both batches, I used organic lemon juice. I also processed my jars for 10 minutes.
Both taste the same, but the batch with no-sugar pectin set much thicker in texture. The batch with regular pectin was a softer set.
I'm pretty sure my family likes it. I saw two of them go back for a second peanut butter and jam sandwich (ha ha ha!).
Next, I'll be trying a different red clover jelly recipe. I hope to be sharing that soon.