I used to make this all the time when the kids were little and then just fell out of the habit so this year after much begging from the family I decided to give it a go again. I forgot how easy it is to make! Plus a grocery store near me had strawberries on sale for $7 a flat which is about 8 pounds of strawberries.
3 1/4 cups crushed strawberries (I run mine through the food processor)
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 box MCP Premium Fruit Pectin by Sure Jell
1 Mix strawberries and lemon juice together in a large bowl.
2 Stir in box of pectin and mix thoroughly. Set aside and stir every 5 minutes for 30 minutes to dissolve pectin completely.
3 After the 30 minutes, stir in sugar gradually. Keep stirring until sugar is dissolved and no longer grainy.
4 Pour into containers and cover. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours or until set.
Can be kept in fridge for 3 weeks or freezer for 1 year.
I bought 2 flats of strawberries, about 16 pounds and ended up with this
recipe from box of MCP Premium Fruit Pectin by Sure Jell