Nothing says summer like making jam! It's a fun new hobby I finally learned last year and we have enjoyed yummy jam ever since.
After canning a double batch I wanted to make some cute labels to go on them. I have made the scallop labels in the past but wanted to try a couple of new ones too.
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I thought I would try square. I made one kind of country looking and one a bit more modern. I like them all so much that I couldn't choose just one! I printed them all out. I just think it makes the jars look even more inviting and there is no more guessing as to what kind of jam you have.
How to Make Printable Labels:
All you need is a 2" scallop or circle punch. I'm also including the lid topper that you punch out with a 1" circle punch. You can also cut them out with scissors. Enjoy!
How to Make Strawberry Jam
Recipe from The Blue Ribbon Preserves Cookbook by Linda J. Amendt
4 Cups hulled and crushed ripe strawberries (About 2 quarts of whole berries)
2 Tablespoons of fresh strained lemon juice
7 Cups of Sugar
1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 (3-ounce) Pouch liquid Pectin
In an 8-quart pan, combine the strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar. Cover and let stand for 2 hours.
Remove the cover. Over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, heat the mixture until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the butter. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Stir in the entire contents of the pouch. Return the mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat. Skim off any foam.
To prevent the jam from separating in the jars, allow the jam to cool 5 minutes before filling the jars. Gently stir the jam every minute or so to distribute the fruit. Ladle the hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe the jar rims and threads with a clean damp cloth. Cover with hot lids and apply screw rings. Process half-pint jars in a 200 degree water bath for 10 minutes, pint jars for 15 minutes.
About the Executive Homemaker:Ellen is a fabric addict, wife and mother of four. She loves to make clothing & quilts. She enjoys all kinds of crafts, baking, and decorating her home. Ellen loves to travel and lives for holidays. She is constantly inspired by other creative people in the world and hope that you can be inspired by something she creates. Let's get creating girls!!