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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Strawberry jam

2 1-pound packages of strawberries
1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
2 ½ cups regular sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
Zest and strained juice of 1 lemon (about ¼ to ½ cup)

Cut the green tops off of the strawberries and cut them in half. Place all of the ingredients in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Turn heat on medium high and stir. The mixture will turn liquid then come to a boil. Once it starts to boil, reduce heat to medium low and carefully mash strawberries with a potato masher. This process will take almost five minutes. Return heat to medium and simmer, stirring with a wooden spoon for almost 10 minutes. Mixture will thicken just slightly. Turn off heat and skim pink foam from the top of the jam. Allow jam to cool, then place jam in a serving bowls and put into the refrigerator to set further. Will last at least 1 week in fridge.

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