Strawberry Jam

An easy recipe which requires little time for so many little pleasures ahead. The jam is rather thick in consistency and not so sweet. The secret ingredient is a Granny Smith apple which contains a lot of pectin and helps the jam to thicken. The addition of a dash of lemon juice brings balance to the final result; a rich and delicate accompaniment to any breakfast bake goods.

INGREDIENTS
1.5 Kg. fresh strawberries, stems removed
2 Cups Sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled, cored and grated

INSTRUCTIONS
Using a heavy base pan, stir all the ingredients into the pot. Using a potato masher, crush 3/4 of the strawberries in smaller pieces.
Bring the mixture to a high boil and cook for 15-20 minutes.
Using a thermometer, bring the liquid to 103 – 106 Celsius.
You can also do the test by placing a small plate in the freezer for 10 minutes and pour 1 teaspoon of jam. Slide your finger between the jam and the liquid should remain in place and not spread.
As for the jars, you can boil them in hot water for 10 minutes to ensure they are sterilized.
Our jam does not last so long, so we keep them in the fridge.

2 thoughts on “Strawberry Jam

Add yours

    1. Hello Myrna – How are you ? – Hope you are well – Busy with cooking, art gallery, coaching, leadership workshops … not enough hours – I will look for blueberry jam recipe… XXX

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: