Strawberry rhubarb jam!!

My sweet friend gave me some rhubarb from her garden, so we picked some strawberries and decided to make jam.  I make this every year for my husband because he loves it.  Here is what you do…..

1 quart of strawberries, 1 1/2 pounds of rhubarb (About 5-7 stalks depending on size)
2 cups water
1 package of pectin (I use dutch gel, you can purchase this at any amish, Mennonite or bulk food store, or online)
1 tsp butter or margarine
6 cups sugar


1) Wash strawberries, remove stems and mash. Measure 1 1/4 cups of mashed strawberries into stockpot.

2)Chop unpeeled rhubarb into slices (about 1″ long) place them into a saucepan with 2 cups of water, bring to a boil.  Boil until rhubarb is soft


3) Drain rhubarb and mash.  Measure 1 3/4 cups rhubarb and place into stockpot with mashed strawberries

4) Wash and rinse jars and place them into your oven at 175 degrees to sterilize them.

5)Put lids and a small pan with boiling water, boil while your sauce in brewing.

6) Add pectin and butter/margarine and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once it starts to boil, stir frequently until its at a full rolling boil.  Add sugar.  Let come to a boil again.  Let it boil for 1 minute while stirring.  Remove from heat.

7)Ladle jam into prepared jars, leaving 1/2″ of space at the top. Put lids on.  Because you are processing them in sterilized jars and lids with boiling jelly, there is no need to put into canner.  If you don’t use sterilized jars and lids with hot jam, you need to process in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes.sr2




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  1. Mary Lee says:

    Your jam looks beautiful! I have a great rhubarb cookie recipe and a rhubarb custard pie (Reggie’s fave) recipe too!

  2. Lynnette says:

    I found some rhubarb and I’m making my jam this evening. I cant wait. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Marissa says:

      How did your jam turn out Lynette?

      • Lynnette says:

        Sorry I didn’t respond sooner. It turned out great. The girls and I started making jam at 8:30 pm and finished 3 batches around 11pm. We had fun and made a big mess. =o)

        • Marissa says:

          Yes, that is always what I HATE about making jam, the dreaded cleanup!!! And that’s the part that the kids like to bail and leave you with a big mess. Glad it turned out!!!