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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Strawberry Jam

This is probably one of the easiest and most rewarding recipes I've tried - I had no idea how good homemade jam can be. We don't exactly eat a lot of it around our house, but the store bought stuff will likely never be purchased again...its that good. The whole process took me about a half an hour from start to finish, so its definitely worth the effort as well. Here's the recipe, adapted from Martha Stewart:

1 Quart Strawberries (about 4 cups)
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Tbsps Fresh Lemon Juice

1. Clean and hull the strawberries, then put them into a food processor until they are coarsely chopped. Don't over chop them, they should still be chunky.
2. Place the chopped strawberries into a skillet and stir in the sugar and lemon juice
3. Cook the ingredients over medium heat, about 10-15 minutes. The jam should be thick enough that if you move a spoon through it, it leaves a path, and there should be bubbles all over the surface.
4. Transfer to a jam jar and let cool


mom2lo said...

How domestic are you?? I'm quite impressed! So much so that I might actually give this recipe a try myself! We're not big jam folks here, either--in fact, LO always pulls her PB&Js apart and only eats the peanut butter side! But maybe if there was some of this yummy strawberry jam on there, she might change her mind! Thanks for sharing!

southern daze said...

That sounds amazing and I can't wait to try it! Farmer's Market here I come!!