Strawberry Jam

Posted: Wed, Mar 3
Filed under: breakfast, dessert, recipes, snack, vegetarian
Written by: Dave

This jam in midwinter tastes as fresh as the berries tasted the previous summer. The secret is to make small batches and to not overcook. The jam tends to be thinner (excellent for pancakes or ice-cream topping!) and less gummy than store-bought, but the fresh flavor cannot be beat. If you prefer thicker jam, you might experiment with adding some pectin.

1 lb. fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or other berries
2 cups sugar

Wash and clean berries, and place whole (do not crush!) into medium sized saucepan with 1 cup of sugar. Warm over low heat while stirring gently and occasionally until the sugar melts and forms a syrup. Turn heat up to medium high and bring to a boil until foam appears on the top. Skim the foam, add the second cup of sugar, and boil just until jam forms a sheet on the end of your spoon. (Do not overcook — if you do, the jam will slowly transform itself into something that tastes no different from store-bought!) Pour into sterilized jars (leave enough headroom for ice expansion), seal jars with sterilized jar lids, cool, and store in the freezer.

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Comments so far ...

  • I bought a batch of strawberries this week at the farmer’s market and tried making a batch. I used half sugar and have splenda, though. I still thought they came out a little too sweet, as I was tasting the skimmed juices, however, it’s awesome added to my morning yogurt! Next time, instead of just trimming and coring them, I think I’ll also cut them into smaller pieces.

    Dave (Author)— Thu, May 6 @ 10:12 am


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