This last week strawberries were $1.50 a pound and considering that I didn't get to see that low of a price last year and where gas prices are heading I figure this was the only time that I was going to see them this low, so I bought enough to make strawberry jam. I'm sorry that you can see the flash in the middle of the jar it was the best picture that I had of it and there is not really a yellowish\orangeish spot in the middle of the jam. Here is what I did.
I washed and cut up 4lbs of strawberries and smashed them to get around 8 cups.
Then I transferred the crushed strawberries to a pot and added 6cups of sugar. I then slowly brought it to a boil then cooked it until it got thick. This took about 40minutes.
Then I poured it into hot jars and processed in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
I made one batch and it made 7 half-pint jars.
2quarts crushed strawberries
Sterilize canning jars. Combine berries and sugar; bring slowly to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Cook rapidly until thick, about 40 minutes. As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking. Pour hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe jar rims and adjust lids. Process 5 minutes in a Boiling Water Bath.