Start off your Independence Day celebration with homemade Strawberry-Blueberry Jam. Serve with cream cheese, a muffin or toast.
All American Jam
1 1/2 cups strawberries (about 1 1/2 pints), washed, stemmed and crushed
1 cup blueberries (about 1 pint), washed, stemmed and crushed
4 3/4 cups sugar
1 1 3/4 -ounce size package powdered fruit pectin
3/4 cup water
Mix fruits and sugar thoroughly in a large bowl; set aside 10 minutes.
Stir pectin and water in saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring 'u constantly. Boil one minute; remove from heat.
Stir pectin mixture into fruit mixture. Continue stirring three minutes. Pour into six eight-ounce plastic containers. Cover. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Store in freezer. After opening, store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. Makes six eight-ounce containers.