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Homemade strawberry jam recipe
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Homemade Strawberry Jam

Homemade strawberry jam in 30 minutes and just three ingredients. With this recipe you will be able to make perfect jam with season’s best strawberries. No pectin, preservatives are any fillers 🙂 Best for your morning toasts! Vegan and gluten free recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: condiment, jam
Cuisine: continental
Keyword: strawberry jam
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 878kcal
Author: Harini

Ingredients

  • 300 grams ripe sweet strawberries hulled and chopped
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice

Instructions

  • Wash, hull and roughly chop the berries. if you want very smooth jam you can chop the berries finely. I always chop them roughly and mash the berries here and there as the jam cooks. This yields a wonderful chunky jam.
  • Combine chopped berries and sugar in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Mix well and add lemon juice. Start cooking in medium flame.
  • After 5-7 minutes, the sugar will dissolve and the mixture will froth a lot.
  • At this stage using a masher mash the berries here and there.
  • Continue to cook in medium flame for 15-20 more minutes or till the jam reduces well and leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Once the jam has considerably cooked and reduced, the color will turn dark.
  • At this stage bring out the plate from freezer and pour few drops of jam on it. If it sets well on cooing, the jam is done.
  • Let the jam cool thoroughly before storing in clean jar.
  • Store strawberry jam in refrigerator and use as required.

Notes

  • This recipe yields jam that is slightly less sweet. You can add 1/2 more cup sugar for sweeter jam.
  • The recipe can be doubled or halved.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 878kcal