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fresh strawberry jam

Fresh and Simple Strawberry Jam

Making jam is a wonderful way of preserving seasonal fruit at the peak of freshness. This easy recipe will pave a way for you to conserve a variety of fruits.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American, European
Servings 20 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs of Strawberries Hulled, washed and dried with a towel
  • 3 cups of Sugar I prefer raw sugar
  • 1 Lemon Juice and zest

Instructions
 

  • Slice the strawberries in half and place in a heavy saucepan.
  • Add the sugar and lemon juice.
  • Place saucepan over a medium heat.
  • Stir gently, to make sure the jam doesn’t burn.
  • Leave to simmer for 20 minutes or until the jam reaches 220F.
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in lemon zest.
  • Pour the jam into the (4) 8 oz. sterilized jars. Allow to cool at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Store the jam in the fridge (for up to 2 weeks) and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Notes

This recipe can be easily halved or doubled.  Four jars are just right for my family: two jars to enjoy and two to give it away!
Keyword Brunch, Compote, dessert, Fruit jam, Jam, Preserves, Strawberry