Fresh Strawberry Jam

Fresh Strawberry Jam
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Strawberry Jam

Will Budiaman

Strawberry Jam

Here's a quick and easy recipe for fresh strawberry jam that I hope you'll make over and over again. It only takes about 15 minutes and I think the flavor is just incomparable to the jarred stuff, but you be the judge. And, unlike the jarred stuff, you'll know exactly what's going in it: just strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Serve these with your favorite scones, croissants, or just some plain toast in the morning.

Since this isn't a sterilized product, it is probably a good idea to treat it like any other perishable food product, however. Refrigerate any unused portion and consume within a few days. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I did not make the croissant.

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Notes

Note: For easy cleanup, fill the empty saucepot with water and bring to a boil over high heat for 10-15 minutes to dissolve any hard sugar residue.

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  finely chopped fresh strawberries, preferably organic
  • 1/4  Cup  granulated sugar
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Directions

In a small saucepot, combine the strawberries and sugar and cook over medium heat until the sugar has melted and the strawberries have mostly dissolved, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for about 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and serve immediately or refrigerate.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
31g
67%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
9mg
1%
Choline, total
79mg
19%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
31mg
10%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
327mg
47%
Selenium, Se
57µg
100%
Sodium, Na
333mg
22%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
63g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Strawberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Strawberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.