Homemade Strawberry Jam

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Homemade Strawberry Jam
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on June 25, 2024

This homemade strawberry jam recipe is a classic and simple way to preserve the flavor of fresh strawberries. Bursting with sweet and tangy flavors, this jam is perfect for spreading on toast, topping yogurt, or even as a filling for cakes and pastries. Make a batch of this jam and enjoy the taste of summer all year round!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a large pot, combine strawberries and sugar. Let sit for 1 hour to allow the sugar to draw out the juices.
  2. Place the pot over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add lemon juice and continue to cook until the jam thickens, about 20-25 minutes.
  4. To test if the jam is ready, place a small amount on a plate and refrigerate for 5 minutes. If it sets, it is ready.
  5. Once the jam is ready, remove from heat and let it cool slightly before transferring to sterilized jars.
  6. Seal the jars and let the jam cool completely before storing in the refrigerator.
  7. Enjoy your homemade strawberry jam on toast, pastries, or as a sweet topping for yogurt!

Interesting Facts

  • Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, making them a healthy choice for homemade jam.
  • Homemade jams have no added preservatives, making them a healthier option than store-bought varieties.
  • Preserving fruits like strawberries in homemade jam allows you to enjoy their fresh flavors year-round.