I tried this recipe because I was going out of town and had a ton of strawberries that I didn't want to go to waste. I was in a rush and had no pectin, so decided to try this recipe. I should note that this was my first time attempting to make jam. However, a previous review states that this recipe is too lacking in detail- and I STRONGLY agree. I read a lot of the other reviews on this and realized how much I was missing. One I should have read though (wish I had read sooner!) was about gradually increasing the heat. I waited for the sugar to dissolve and then went full up to high heat. All looked great until about 8 minutes into my ten minutes. All of a sudden I had a black, bubbling, smelly mess. I had burnt my jam- burnt it real bad! I highly suggest gradually increasing the heat and going slow and steady- at about a 7 with an electric stove top (much prefer gas). Keep stirring and you will feel when it is thick enough. Basically only follow the ingredients on here and not much else...Additionally, if you do burn it, get the pot, spoon, spatula, whatever, and put it in the sink with HOT water and soap and start scrubbing because this burnt mess sticks to EVERYTHING, and, well, good luck getting it off...
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I tried this recipe because I was going out of town and had a ton of strawberries that I...