Fresh Strawberry Jam

Fresh Strawberry Jam
Staff Writer
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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2
Servings
220
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
4g
6%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Calcium, Ca
228mg
23%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
183mg
26%
Selenium, Se
20µg
36%
Sodium, Na
1401mg
93%
Water
71g
3%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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.