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Our regular strawberries are just beginning to ripen.

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I love this time of year when I can just walk out to the garden and pick fresh fruit. Quite often we will have ripe strawberries and blueberries at the same time, what a treat!

This recipe is adapted from another one of my favorite canning books. Well Preserved by Joan Hassol.

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Well Preserved by Joan Hassol

This small paperback book is not only filled with wonderful recipes but it is a wonderful reading book as well. Joan talks about searching for beach plums, journeying through raspberry patches and eventually ending up on Cape Cod where she has a Bed & Breakfast. Just a delightful book, a “vibrant celebration of nature’s rich bounty, as much about the soul as cooking.”

The triple sec liqueur gives just a hint of orange to this jam. It tastes especially good on fresh homemade bread.

Strawberry Jam with Triple Sec Liqueur

4 cups of chopped, fresh strawberries
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 ½ packages of powdered pectin
8 cups of sugar
½ cup triple sec liqueur

Put the strawberries and lemon juice in a large nonreactive pot.

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Chopped strawberries and lemon juice

Bring to a boil. Add the pectin and return to a boil.

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Bring to a boil

Add the sugar slowly stirring constantly. Bring to a boil again and boil for one minute or until the jam sheets off the spoon,. When it’s ready, add the triple sec and bring to a boil once more. Pour into hot, sterilized jars.

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Pour into hot jars.

Cover with new, clean, hot lids and process in your water bath canner for ten minutes. Store in a cool place.

Makes about 8 eight-ounce jars.

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Strawberry Jam with Triple Sec Liqueur

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12 comments on “Prudent Pantry: Strawberry Jam with Triple Sec Liqueur

Noni Wemple on June 14, 2012 1:20 pm

Got this book from a friend :) Made this jam one year…awesome!!! :)
Noni Wemple

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Farm Girl on June 15, 2012 8:59 pm

I am trying canning and making preserves for the first time this year and this might just be my first recipe to try ! I put your button on my sidebar and hope you’ll come visit my blog sometime !

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings on June 15, 2012 9:14 pm

Ooo, strawberry jam with a kick. lol I’m guessing most of the alcohol cooks out of this or is there still some in it?

Thanks for linking this up at the Carnival of Home Preserving!

Hope to see you again next Friday!

Have a great weekend!

Sara Thompson on June 15, 2012 10:07 pm

Yum – we might not get enough strawberries this year for jam but I will keep this in mind if we do.

Nancy on June 16, 2012 12:59 am

I think the alcohol cooks out from the amount of bubbling that occurs when you add the liqueur, however the taste is amazing!

KarenLynn@Lil'SuburbanHomestead on June 16, 2012 10:03 pm

This is a great way to have a frugal mixer ready! The pictures just made me actually feel like I was tasting it they were that good! Thanks for linking up this week! I always enjoy seeing what is going on at your place!

Nancy on June 16, 2012 10:18 pm

You won’t be sorry if you give this jam a try, it’s so good. Today I made a strawberry fig jam that is amazing! I will post the recipe Thirsday. I will definitly come visit your blog Lisa!

Katherines Corner on June 17, 2012 1:27 pm

Wow, yummy!!! I have been enjoying fresh strawberries from our garden. Can’t keep them around long enough to make jam. giggle. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party xo

Nancy on June 17, 2012 3:50 pm

We have a good abundance of strawberries this year and one less child home this summer, so I can make jam!

Kathy B on June 20, 2012 3:15 am

Hi, found you on Katherine’s Blog hop. I joined your blog so if you will, please join mine!
You are Welcome to come visit anytime. Kathy B. Follow you on Facebook and Pinterest.

Nancy on June 20, 2012 10:22 am

Kathy B, thnaks for joining my blog, I’ll be over to your’s immediately!

Lauren | Hippie Dog Company on June 21, 2012 6:47 pm

This looks so good. I have never tried Triple Sec before (well, I think it’s in margaritas, but never by itself). I bet this would give it a nice change up from plain strawberry jam. Bookmarked this! Thanks for sharing.

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