Good nutrition can be fun, flavorful, fast and affordable!


Strawberry jam

with jalapenos
Another fine example of combining seemingly incompatible ingredients to create a symphony of flavor. It’s so tasty with the sweetness of the strawberries and a touch of heat.

Serve at breakfast on toast. Serve as an appetizer over cream cheese with cocktail crackers.

  4 cups strawberries, crushed
  1 cup jalapeno peppers, minced (or more to taste)
  1/4 cup lemon juice
  1 (2 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin
  7 cups white sugar
  8 half pint canning jars with lids and rings


Place the crushed strawberries, minced jalapeno pepper, lemon juice, and pectin into a large saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Once simmering, stir in the sugar until dissolved, return to a boil, and cook for 1 minute.

Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the jam into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.

Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.

Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart. Allow to cool overnight Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Fun Variations

Experiment with different types of peppers like serrano and habanera.

Substitute blackberries or raspberries for the strawberries.

customer reviews

Thre are no reviews to display

Featured Recipe

News Articles

On the Front Lines of Food Safety — Farmworkers Have Your Back - Food Safety News
U.S. Labor Secretary Perez Visits California Farm Certified by the Equitable Food Initiative - Yahoo Finance
Costco Works with Andrew & Williamson to Boost Organic Supply - The Packer

The Tomato Vine

Cooked tomatoes have higher concentrations of lycopene than non-cooked tomatoes.