Strawberry Fig Jam to be precise, but first things first. After my delightful results with Blueberry Butter, I ran out and bought some supplies to make rookie canning life a bit easier. Just look at my loot!
I got the recipe from Food in Jars again. And I followed it precisely (minus letting the fruit sit a couple of days), as this was my first jam.
You cannot imagine how happy I was when 14 minutes into the cooking process, I could see the gelling. I ran my wooden spoon through the fragrant mixture, and the path left behind was clearly visible. Yes! I. Made. Jam.
Now some veteran canners might look at my results and see I didn't quite get all the air out of my jars. I thought I did, but need to do a better job next time. Bottom line? I. Made. Jam.