Strawberry & Wine Jam

Strawberry & Wine Jam

I hope you all had a happy and safe 4th of July! It took a little longer than usual this year, but strawberry season finally arrived. As soon as we could, my baking friend Becky and I headed out to a local you-pick place, where we both picked a ton of berries – if you saw the photo I posted on Facebook, you’ll see that we weren’t messing around! I picked about 13 quarts of strawberries for jam and pie, as well as some to freeze for later. I had to make a batch of strawberry-vanilla bean jam first, since everyone I gave some to last year totally flipped over it…but of course, I also had to try a couple new variations – spiced strawberry jam, and my new favorite, this strawberry and wine jam. I used my favorite red wine made by a local vineyard – nothing fancy or pricey, just a good solid table wine – and I am in love with this pairing of sweet berries and dry wine. I can’t wait to see how the flavor changes with different types of wine…the possibilities are endless! Give it a try with your own favorite wine!

  • 8 cups whole strawberries
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 package (1.75 oz) powdered pectin
  • 6 1/2 cups granulated sugar

Measure and hull 8 cups of whole strawberries and rinse them well. In a baking dish, use a potato masher to crush the berries. Repeat in batches until you have 5 cups of crushed strawberries. In a large pot, stir together the crushed strawberries, lemon juice, and wine. Whisk in the pectin until dissolved, and then bring to a rolling boil. Add the sugar all at once and return to a full boil. Boil hard 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and skim off the foam.

When ready to can, prepare your supplies. Bring the temperature of the glass jars up by processing them in hot water for several minutes. Heat a few cups of water in a small saucepan for the lids. When the jars are ready, fill them with the jam and place the lids and bands on top, screwing on the bands just to fingertip-tight. Place the full jars back into the boiling water and boil 10 minutes. Remove from the water and place the jars on a towel, and let the jars cool. The seals should suck down (you’ll hear a popping noise as they do). Makes 8 eight-ounce jars or 16 four-ounce jars.

24 Responses to “Strawberry & Wine Jam”

  1. 1 Katrina Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 12:46 am

    This jam looks so yummy! The perfect combination!

  2. 2 A Spoonful of YUMM ! Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 3:00 am

    love the strawberry and wine combination ! the jars look adorable

  3. 3 Maris(In Good Taste) Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 4:29 am

    The wine must make this over the top fabulous!

  4. 4 jess? @ Multicultural Melbourne Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Strawberries AND wine?! YUUUUMMM!!!! What a great idea!

  5. 5 Jessica @ How Sweet Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Would absolutely love this!

  6. 6 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Nice! I like the idea of strawberries and red wine together like this.

  7. 7 Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Strawberries and wine sound like a lovely pair.

  8. 8 Jenna Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Mmm! My sister did a bunch of canning and recently gave us a jar of strawberry jam. WOW. It’s so good I could eat it straight out of the jar for dessert! (or at any time, really =)

  9. 9 Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Tracy, this looks SO so good. I have got to conquer jam this summer.

  10. 10 Shaina Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    This sounds delightful, sort of like balsamic vinegar and strawberries.

  11. 11 carolinaheartstrings Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    wow does that sound fantastic. Great picture!

  12. 12 Aimee @ Simple Bites Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I’m up to my ears in strawberries right now. Love this recipe!!

  13. 13 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Oooh… Love this! Adding wine to strawberry jam is just perfect! We don’t have many local strawberries here anymore, but I’m thinking of lots of other ways to use wine in my canning now!

  14. 14 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    What a good idea – would never have thought to put wine in jam!

  15. 15 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels Says:
    July 6th, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Oh my does this jam look and sound soooo good. I love that you added red wine to the jam. I bet it tastes amazing! :)

  16. 16 Aimee @ ShugarySweets Says:
    July 6th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Love this idea! Never thought about wine in my jelly. Your pics are beautiful!

  17. 17 Cookin' Canuck Says:
    July 6th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Your jam ideas are fantastic, Tracy! I can imagine how good this is.

  18. 18 Raina Says:
    July 6th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    This sounds really great, interesting with wine in it. I am going to go strawberry picking too and then come home and make one of your wonderful jams:)

  19. 19 Jenny Flake Says:
    July 7th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Yummy! I want….right now!

  20. 20 Katie Says:
    July 7th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Ah! such a great idea!!! I love it!

  21. 21 Kim - Liv Life Says:
    July 17th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    MMM!!! I can’t say I’ve ever had Strawberry Jam with win, but I’m totally wanting some of my own! Love this!!

  22. 22 Aggie Says:
    July 18th, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Strawberries and WINE! This sounds great! I have got to start canning.

  23. 23 The Cilantropist Says:
    July 19th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Love making strawberry jam! I put mine in those tiny jars too! :)

  24. 24 Shannon Says:
    May 17th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    This was wonderful! I’m finding it a year later, but made two batches last night with a bit of red wine which had flattened in the bottle in the bottom drawer of my fridge. Absolutely amazing! Thank you…

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