This sweet condiment is the perfect addition to any dessert this Christmas season.
Prepare boiling water in waterbath preserving pot or stockpot. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.
Combine crushed strawberries in a large saucepan. Gradually stir in Ball® RealFruit™ Pectin. Add butter, if using. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
Add entire measure of sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam, if necessary.
Ladle hot jam into hot jars, one at a time, leaving 1/4 inch (0.5 cm) headspace. Wipe rims. Centre lids on jars. Apply bands and adjust to fingertip tight.
Process filled jars in boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove pot lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store up to 1 year.
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