Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Strawberry Jam

Last week I took the boys for strawberry picking at Barbie's Berry Farm in Ferndale. Oh boys they have so much FUN and picked loads of strawberries.
We ate it fresh and it was like the best thing EVER!! it was so sweet!! the next morning I made some strawberry and banana smoothies and the boys love it so much.
Do not want to waste any I decided to make some strawberry jam yesterday.

A good friend of mine let me know that you don't really need a recipe for a jam, you can just mix whatever fruit or berries with sugar and that's it. The composition is 1:1.
I however reduced the amount of sugar by 50% and I add some fresh lime juice as well. Turned out great!!


4 cups of fresh strawberries hulled
2 cups of superfine sugar (I used cane sugar)
1/4 cups of fresh lime juice (lemon juice would be great but I only have fresh lime yesterday)


In a heavy bottomed saucepan, mix together the strawberries, sugar, and lime juice. 

Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. 

Boil, stirring often, until the mixture reaches 220 degrees F (105 degrees C). 

Transfer to hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch headspace, and seal. Process in a water bath. If the jam is going to be eaten right away, don't bother with processing, and just refrigerate.

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