Eats: Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

8:55 AM


We're jammin'! The other weekend Kyle and I decided to hit up Eastern Market for produce because it was so nice outside, and I suddenly had the urge to make some strawberry rhubarb jam because it sounded so summer-y. I had never made strawberry rhubarb jam, but you know, optimism and all of that. So! I bought the supplies, and the next day jarred up four pints of the stuff and gave them away to friends and family. 

I asked Kyle to take pictures of the jam for this post while I was at work last week, which explains why they are so creative. If it were me, I would have just set the jar on the table and taken a shot. Here, we have what it looks like at an interesting angle, sitting in the window, and what it looks like spread across half-eaten toast! Who knew that a jar of jam could make for such an interesting photography subject. 


4 cups crushed strawberries
3 cups chopped rhubarb
6 tbsp pectin
4 tbsp lemon juice
6 cups sugar

Makes 4 pint jars. 

Prep four pint jars and lids, tips here

In a pot, add strawberries, sugar, and pectin, and bring to a boil. Let boil for one minute, and stir mixture. Next, add lemon juice and rhubarb. Let boil one more minute. Carefully ladle jam into hot jars, and bring to a boil. Let the jars boil for ten minutes, remove, then set in a cool area for a few hours (or overnight). 

*Notes: I did not have exactly 4 cups of strawberries, and they were hella ripe. I also used liquid pectin, and I am not overly fond of the liquid. These came out a bit thinner than I would have liked (note all the fruit is at the top!), but we just mixed it up and it still tastes pretty yummy. I would recommend the powdered pectin though, it reaalllllly makes a difference, IMO.


Much like baking, jarring things is very relaxing to me. I really have to focus on what I am doing so that I don't fuck it up, so it really brings me "into the now", and helps filter out whatever is stressing me/giving me anxiety. When I am all done, I get to give away baked treats and jams to people, and as long as it doesn't taste like poop, it makes everyone happy. So! That being said, I am planning on trying out different jams this summer, so stay tuned if you are into that sort of thing. 

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9 Musings

  1. LOVE strawberry rhubarb jam! Send me some! Actually I have made it before with my mother-in-law. We have rhubarb growing in our yard so we harvest it when we remember (yeah I know) and then make jam. Hopefully I'll make some this year because now I'm craving it hardcore!

  2. Yum! I have only canned one time with my mom. But you're right, it's sort of relaxing in its own way! This looks delicious (and artistic).

  3. I've been meaning to make jam for ages! This looks so good. I need to get into the baking spirit. Love the photos too x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  4. Loving "We're Jammin!" HaHaHa He took some really good pictures! It looks absolutely delicious Sara. You're so talented girl.

  5. I'm finally catching up on your blog and this post is AMAZING!! I LOVE that you did this!! I've always wanted to try jam but thought it was a bit overwhelming. I feel like homemade things like jam, pickles, etc. are the BEST gifts!!


  6. I've never made jam before! It always looks so simple, but I don't think I've ever got through an entire jar of jam before it's gone mouldy haha.

  7. Let's do a jam exchange! My peaches will be ready in a couple months! And I'll make you cactus fruit jam!!

    Sparrow & Urchin


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