strawberry rhubarb recipe

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam (video)

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Easy and delicious strawberry rhubarb jam recipe! I make this fruity jam recipe with equal parts strawberry and rhubarb!  This incredible fruity and slightly tart jam is perfect as a topping for waffles, crepes, pancakes and toast! Also, try it as a filling for cakes or cupcakes, or over spoon it over a slice of classic cheesecake! This strawberry jam is especially great to make in the springtime when both strawberries and rhubarb are in season! Use my recipe to make conventional jam or freezer jam!

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Conventional Jam

This strawberry rhubarb jam can be made as a freezer jam or as a conventional, preserved jam. For making a conventional jam, you’ll need to follow a few extra steps to ensure that the jam is safely and properly canned. Make sure to sterilize the jars and lids with boiling water. Be very careful when doing this because the glass jars will get very hot! I recommend using oven mitts to handle the jars. Watch my video recipe to see how it’s done!

  • Make sure to cook the jam for a minimum of 10 minutes to kill any bacteria.
  • Fill the jars almost to the top, leaving about 1-1/2 cm of room at the top. Wipe the jam off the rim of the jar with a clean towel to ensure a good seal! Close the jars tightly and invert them onto your countertop.
  • As the strawberry jam cools, the lid will seal itself tightly. Allow the jars to stand inverted for 2 to 4 days, then remove the screw lid and wipe the jars clean with a wet towel.

strawberry jam with rhubarb in glass jar

Freezer Jam

You can also use this recipe to make freezer jam or refrigerator jam. This type of jam isn’t preserved so it needs to be refrigerated. For freezer jam, you’ll need to use freezer-safe plastic jars; glass jars can expand and break. Here are some more tips for making this strawberry rhubarb jam for freezing!

  • Reduced sugar – you can reduce the amount of sugar if you are not preserving the fruit jam. You can reduce the sugar down to 1 cup from 2 1/2 cups.
  • Once the jam is done cooking, cover the pot and allow the jam to cool before filling your freezer jars.
  • Make sure to sanitize the freezer-safe jars just like for conventional jam – with boiling water.
  • Leave a little bit of room at the top of the jars to allow room for expansion. This jam will last in the freezer for 1 year.
Types of Pectin

Whether you are making conventional or freezer jam, you can add pectin to thicken the jam. However, you MUST add pectin when making conventional jam! Pectin is a natural thickener and comes in powder form and liquid form. I used this specific liquid pectin by Certo.

  • Make sure to follow the instructions on your pectin box!! There are different strengths of pectin and some require different amounts of sugar. There are even low-sugar pectin varieties, if you want to make a low-sugar jam.
  • Premeasure the strawberries and rhubarb to get the right ratio of sugar and pectin required.

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