Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

We grew up eating store-bought strawberry jam, and as many people might say, you don’t want to skim on jam! You also don’t want to know what they put in the jars. Long story short, we have been making our own jam for a couple of years now.

It was quite unnerving every time I read recipe for strawberry jam. Canning process, candy thermometer, pectin, sterilizing jars, those words kept popping up. After a while, I did find easy recipes, just strawberries, sugar and acidic agent. Ingredients I can actually find in my local groceries.

The most important point is that as long as you don’t need to can something that have shelf life longer than a couple of weeks, you will be okay to just experiment.

When the strawberries are not ripe, I use more sugar. If they are ripe, I use less. If I have no lemon at home, I substitute with lime juice. When I am in the mood of chunky strawberry jam, I remove half a cup of strawberries from the pan half way through cooking process and return them in the pan when done, that way I have big edible chunks of strawberries.

Try this, and you will never have store-bought jam again.

On another lighter note, these past days were Muslim New Year long weekend. I have been spending all weekend at home, cooking, trying new recipes, and washing many, many, many dishes. I also did some shooting of our 10 month old Yorkshire Terrier. Oh boy .. it was hard work. But he does look awfully good looking!

Niko Yorkie

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Strawberry Jam

Makes 1 cup

Ingredients:

600 g fresh strawberries, quartered
200 g sugar
50 g lemon juice (from one lemon)

Directions:

Combine all ingredient in a medium-size stockpot and bring to boil over high heat, about 5 minutes

Lower heat to a simmer. Cook for another 20 minutes, or until the jam thickens

Remove from heat and let cool completely

Keep in clean jar and refrigerate. Consume within two weeks

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Homemade Strawberry Jam Step by Step


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17 Responses to “Strawberry Jam”

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    Angie — September 12, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

    Yum! I’ve been meaning to make some jam at home. Thanks for sharing and your yorkie is adorable!

    • Jun replied: — September 14th, 2010 @ 3:30 am

      Thanks, Angie!

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    FoodieAnn — September 12, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    Loved ur photographs…this prep looks super easy…Im glad I found this site…:)

    • Jun replied: — September 14th, 2010 @ 3:34 am

      It is extremely easy! Thanks for your comment, Ann

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    noobcook — September 13, 2010 @ 5:08 am

    nothing beats home made! your jam looks pretty and delicious. and your dog is so adorable! great photos :)

    • Jun replied: — September 14th, 2010 @ 3:42 am

      Thanks, Wiffy! I love him very much. Naughty little dog he is :)

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    delicieux — September 13, 2010 @ 8:10 am

    I made some strawberry jam recently and boy was it worth it, as you said. So much better than store bought.

    Your puppy is SO adorable. What a cutie!!

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    Tastes of Home (Jen) — September 14, 2010 @ 7:04 am

    Homemade jam sounds like a great idea though I’ve yet to try it myself – your jam looks so yummy!

    Your terrier is such a cutie!!

    • Jun replied: — September 15th, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

      Thanks!

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    Dr.Sameena — September 14, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

    Hi,

    great yummy strawberry jam….

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com
    http://www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com

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    Larry Smoot — September 14, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    This jam sounds absolutely delicious! I’ll have to try it before the fresh strawberries vanish. I might try some other things too like ground cherries. I love them but have only used them in salads, but I bet they would make a great jam too! Since Fall is very nearly here – check out my Mulligatawny Soup at http://www.imjustthecook.com If you like it, please buzz me.
    Thanks again,

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    anna — September 14, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

    Hi, I’m so glad that you invited me as Foodbuzz friend, which allowed me to discouver your beautiful block. The photos are stunning and the recipes are to die for. I’m really look forward to following your future posts

    Anna,
    http://annastable.blogspot.com

    • Jun replied: — September 15th, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

      Thank you for dropping by!

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    Lauren @ Delicateflavors — September 14, 2010 @ 10:47 pm

    Wow! The jam looks great. Love your photos!

    p.s. My Pomeranian fur babies Kobe and Kiki say Hi to your Yorkie fur baby. :)

    http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll276/laurenmt_photos/kobekikicar.jpg

    • Jun replied: — September 15th, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

      You have two puppies? Wow you are my new hero! I got one and he is really a handful! They are so cute!

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    Ivy @ My Simple Food — September 15, 2010 @ 6:09 pm

    Your dog is really cute. So well posed for the photo..

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    Doni W. — September 17, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

    Yum! I didn’t think it was that simple, I’m definitely gonna try this.

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