Vintage Wineberry Jam
This recipe makes 5 to 6 cups
  • 4 cups Frozen unsweetened crushed Strawberries, slightly thawed
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 2+1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 envelopes Unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup Water
  • Red food coloring, if desired
  1. Note: You can substitute fresh strawberries, halved and crushed to make 4 cups, for the frozen strawberries.
  2. Combine berries, sugar and yeast in a glass jar with a loose cover (an apothecary jar is perfect). Stir several times the first day to dissolve sugar and yeast; then stir once a day. Berries may look cloudy. After one week, pour berries into heavy deep saucepan; boil gently for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon foam from jam. Dissolve gelatin in water and add to berries; mix well. Pour jam into sterilized jars; cool, cover and refrigerate. Jam will be ready in a day. Store in refrigerator up to a month. Serve on toast, pancakes, waffles and even with meat.
Recipe by Red Star Yeast at