Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

My husband came into the house this week with 20 lbs. of rhubarb from the yard. We’ve shared some with family and friends, baked a few desserts, and made some jam. This recipe for strawberry rhubarb jam is made without pectin. I like to cook the jam until it has thickened from its watery state but is still rather loose. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
4 cups sliced strawberries 
4 cups chopped rhubarb
4 cups sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, strained

Wash and sterilize 6-half pint jars. Fill a water bath canner with water and bring to a boil. Boil lids and rims in a saucepan full of water. In a 6-quart stockpot combine fruit, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir well and bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue cooking for 10-15 minutes or until the jam has thickened and is no longer watery but still has a loose consistency. Fill each of the 6 sterilized jars with jam, leaving half an inch at the top. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel. Screw on lids. Water bath for 15 minutes at high altitude, 10 minutes at sea level. Makes 6 half-pint jars.

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