Our favorite jam ever. But I don't like it too sweet. All the recipes I read, called for lots of sugar. So, I came up with my own measurements and the result - delicious.
Strawberries - 3 cups - chopped
Sugar - 2.5 cups
Butter - 1 tspn
Pectin - 1/2 packet
Keep a small metal plate in the freezer.
Heat a deep bottomed pan and add butter and strawberries and stir for few minutes.
Slowly add pectin and continue to stir.
Slowly add sugar and stir well.
Cook till the jam comes to a boil.
To check the consistency of the jam, take the cold metal plate from the freezer and spoon a little jam onto it and check the consistency of the jam. If you are satisfied with the consistency, take it off the heat and spoon into sterilized jars. If not, add little more pectin and bring it to a boil for 1 minute.
This makes about 2 - 16 ounce jars.