This is a DYI easy jam. You don’t have to sit and make jam for 8hours. This recipe is good for one average jar of jam. You don’t have to buy empty glass jars. (Just recycle one that you had bought before and soak it in boiling water for 5minutes)
WHAT YOU NEED:
4 cups of strawberries (frozen high quality ones will do)
2 cups of granulated sugar
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
WHAT TO DO:
1. Place berries into a medium pot and mash berries with a potato masher, while bringing them to a simmer over medium-low heat. How much you mash them is up to you. Some people like big chunks of fruit in their jam, and some do not. (I fall into the latter category.)
2. Add sugar and lemon juice. I used an old fashioned hand juicer and squeezed real lemons for the juice. Make sure to pour the juice through a strainer if using real lemon juice.
3. Stir and bring to a boil for a approximately 30 mins. Skim the foam as you are boiling. The foam tends to build up quickly when it first starts to boil again after adding the sugar. You have to be watching it closely. Periodically, test the thickness of the jam by spooning it onto a plate. If it runs like syrup, it’s not ready. Make sure you stir constantly and don’t let it overthicken. Remove from heat. (Skim the remaining foam before you remove from heat.)
4. Remove jar and lid from boiling water and fill with jam. Close lid. And leave it boiling water for 15mn to seal the jar. Preserve in fridge. Enjoy!
( ask me if you have any questions!)
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