Thursday, September 01, 2011

Strawberry Jam

Strawberries are abundance now and it can be really cheap. I bought a few pounds of it the other day. Some I had it fresh and some I made it into jam. This recipe yield 2 jars and it will last me for some time. I usually have it with toast or scones.



Ingredients:
Recipe source: My Kitchen Snippets


5 cups strawberries – halves or quarters
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1. Combined strawberries and sugar in a heavy medium saucepan and bring it to a simmer over medium heat.

2. Stir frequently and remove the bubbles on the top. Simmer for over an hour or until thick, stirring occasionally.

3. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Cool at room temperature before storing it in jars. Refrigerate it.


Note: You can always use other fruits like blueberries, apricots, peaches for the jam.

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi There,

thanks for sharing this simple jam recipe. it looks delicious.

may i know how long we could keep the jam?

Regards,
sally

raquel erecipe said...

we can only make this strawberry jam every time we went to Baguio this is the summer capital here in our country and the only place were strawberry survive because of the cold climate...I love strawberry jam my kids love too.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I also made strawberry jam but that was 2 weeks back, and homemade ones taste so so much better than store bought because we get to control the sugar amount.
It actually cost less than buying even tho strawberries are so so expensive here.
How I wish I can afford to buy a few pounds of it, just like u.

Jeannie said...

It's a luxury to have homemade strawberry jam to enjoy at home:)Especially if the strawberries are so expensive here!

My Little Space said...

My goodness, the jam looks just so so inviting! Hope that I'll have the chance to get some really cheap fresh strawberries for this. Hopefully, I'll have the luck!
Btw, you've been tagged in the 7 links challenge. Hope you'll join in the fun. Have a great day!
Blessings,
Kristy

Anncoo said...

I love strawberry jam and homemade is the best. Looks so pretty and I can still see strawberries in it. yumm...

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

I love freshly made strawberry jam on scones. I will have to make some soon as I did see lots of strawberries on sale at the grocery store :)

Elin said...

I was just telling in my bread post that WB asked me to try making marmalade jam for him :p I would love to try this out the next time I get some cheap strawberries. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Yours definitely looks good :)

lena said...

i trust home made jams are definately much more better and tastier than bought ones. Some jams here use essence to enhance the flavours actually.

ICook4Fun said...

Sally, I keep the jam in the fridge and it last me over a month without any problem.

Raquel, thanks for stopping by.

Wendy, yes the store bought one is not good. Too sweet and hardly any strawberries in it. I too like making own jam with seasonal fruits. I threw out lots of my frozen fruits when we have power outage from Hurricane Irene. No elec. for nearly 4 days :(

Jeannie, yes they are the best and you can control the sweetness.

Kristy, I will do the 7 links tag soon.

Ann, yes I like jam with chunky fruits in it :)

Biren, me too. Strawberries are pretty cheap here.

Elin, your WB like jam too. Carlos complaint that my homemade jam is not sweet enough :(

Lena, yes loads of fruits, no preservative and not as sweet :)

Caca said...

I love the texture of your jam.

Correen said...

Really easy recipe and wow! your jam looks delish in that beautiful jar.

smallkucing said...

do i need to add pectin?

ICook4Fun said...

Caca, thank you.

Coreen, thank you.

Smallking, wwelcome to my blog and no, you don't need pectin. The lemon juice is the natural pectin and it will thickens up the jam.

smallkucing said...

oh thank you very much :)

am making the jam now... crossing my fingers.

Jen Tey said...

Hi dear! i did apple honey jam! u can check me out!
http://riceball-lovesbaking.blogspot.com/2013/07/homemade-apple-honey-jam.html

yeahooo!!