Strawberry jam problem
I made strawberry jam per Ball Blue book. Had great success last year.
for 8 half pints:
2 quarts strawberries
7 cups sugar
1 packet pectin
1/4 cup lemon juice
By the next day they had not jelled.
I realized my mistake. Long story short, I accidentally used too many strawberries for the recipe and ended up with 12 half pints.
So that evening I dumped the whole batch into a pot and reprocessed adding 2 cups of sugar, 1/8 cup lemon juice and another packet of pectin. I redid the 10 minute water bath, resealing again.
2 days and it still hasn't jelled.
I assume it is a lost cause and my best course of action is to dump the batch and start again. I'm new at this and have no other answer. Am I right?