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My strawberry jam is all fading! Still tastes OK but so NOT pretty ... any thoughts on how to prevent that in the future? This stuff will end up in bread puddings and such ...

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asked almost 8 years ago

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser

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added almost 8 years ago

Do you store it in a dark place?

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TiggyBee
added almost 8 years ago

I know this sounds silly, but my Grandmother always added a vitamin C tablet to the jar. It's one of those weird things I would never think of!! : )

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aargersi
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added almost 8 years ago

Yeah it's in the pantry on the floor - well so I guess some light gets it when I am rooting around in there. Also I can't remember if I added lemin juice or not ... hmmm ...

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Sally
added almost 8 years ago

I agree, lemon juice and storing in a dark place should do it. Did you use pectin? Jams made with pectin have a lot more water and I'm guessing would therefore potentially fade more easily

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luvcookbooks
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added almost 8 years ago

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