Strawberry Jam

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I was looking for an easy to make Strawberry Jam  recipe and found a great one on http://allrecipes.co.uk.  It didn’t have the author’s name but had good reviews so I decided to follow it and I am pleased to say that the jam turned out perfect.  I used one cup less sugar than recommended by the recipe and sound the jam to be still sweet so next time may even reduce the sugar further.

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs strawberries
  • 7 cups sugar
  • ½ cup lemon juice

Method:

1. Before starting the making of Strawberry Jam , make sure you have got plenty of sterilized bottles labelled ready to use.

2.  Wash and chop the strawberries. Transfer them to a large saucepan and add in the sugar and lemon juice.  Mash the strawberries with a potato masher.
P11704723.  Heat this mixture on a low heat until all the sugar melts.  Keep stirring and checking until the jam mixture starts to thicken.   You may get some scum whilst the strawberries are cooking.  Use a spoon to remove as much of the sum as you can. P1170474

4.  To test the right timing for the jam to be set – keep a saucer in the freezer.  Once the mixture has been boiling for 10 minutes, take the saucer out of the freezer and place a spoonful on the the jam on the saucer. Return the saucer back to the freezer for a minute. Run a finger through the middle of the jam and if the jam doesn’t feel runny, the jam is ready to be bottled. P1170480

4.  Once the Strawberry Jam  is ready,  transfer it to the sterilized bottles and seal the bottles if you are not planning to eat the jam soon. IMG_0928

I really liked this Strawberry Jam recipe as it uses no preservatives or pectin. The jam tasted really sweet so I will be reducing the sugar next time I make jam.

 

  • Jen Walshaw

    I just can not get the hang of jam. I have tried and failed time and time again!

  • Twinsplustwo

    My parents grew soft fruit and I grew up with homemade jam, but tbh I am put off making my own because of the high sugar content required!

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    I have never tried making jam, I have done lemon curd though x

  • Victoria MyLittleLBlog

    aaah, love strawberry jam but never made one myself, thanks for recipe

  • Nayna Kanabar

    Lovely jam mina I love your personalised labels too

  • Penelope Hewitt

    I love your labels they look so cute! I love strawberry jam and remember making it with my Nan but sadly never tried it as an adult

  • This looks great! I love jam, so versatile!

  • Keri-Anne

    I love making jam. I am so looking forward to the plums in the orchard near my mums house to bloom for am making x

  • Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth

    I like the look of that jam. The label is a lovely touch too.

  • Mellissa Williams

    This looks easy to make, I love jam 🙂 Great label too, nice personal touch

  • lisa prince

    oh nothing better than homemade jam, although its too sweet for my tooth it does look very yummy x

  • Kara

    My husband would love me forever if I made fresh strawberry jam…..have bookmarked to try!

  • My boys would love this during Summer! I’m going to give it a try!

  • Globalmouse

    I can’t believe how easy that looks and the photo is great, it looks delicious.

  • Erica Price

    Lovely easy to follow pictures. I do like your jam jar labels too.

  • Mmm…nothing quite like home made strawberry jam, especially splodged on a scone or piece of chunky toast!

  • Agata Pokutycka

    This jam looks perfect! I love the jam with visible bits.
    Great job

  • Charly Dove

    Oh wow you make it sound super easy! Maybe there is a jam maker in me yet. Great recipe and method, thank you for sharing 🙂

  • SJ

    I love it!!! As a spread, on top of panna cotta, or even with my scoop of ice-cream 🙂 Super-easy recipe… Have to make a jar soon…

  • I love homemade jam, and strawberries and raspberries have enough naturally occurring pectin to make them an easy recipe. I’ll be trying this one next time it’s ‘3 for 2’ at the supermarket.

  • Helen

    Hmmm home made jam is so delicious – jam making is a dying art

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