There are things in the world that are impossible; levitation, keeping on top of laundry and winning the lottery without buying a ticket. Making jam in an hour... possible! Don't call me crazy like it's an insult, making home made jam in an hour is truly achievable.
1 quart strawberries
4 cups sugar
1 pkg Sure Jell pectin
3/4 cups water
Wash, hull and chop strawberries. Using a potato masher, mash the strawberries to release juice but leave some little chunks of fruit too! Let sit for about 10 minutes.
While the berries are resting, bring to a boil the water and pectin. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Add the sugar and water to the berries. Stir for 3 minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Then pour into prepared jars. I use the little tiny jam jars since we don't go through a whole lot at once.
I got almost 7 jars out of this recipe, most of which were given away. One of the jars I gave away was to my friend Beqi- she ate it with a spoon and promptly returned the jar when she heard that might mean getting more sooner. Yes folks, it's that good.