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How to Make Jam

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Inside: How to Make Jam

Last summer I had a huge crop of figs. Quickly, I learned how to make jam. I ended up making over a dozen jars of fig jam. If you visited me last summer, you were going home with a jar of homemade fig jam.

Now that I no longer have a fig tree and am down to the last bit of fig jam {fi-nuh-lee}, it is time for a change.

When we were moving a couple of weeks ago, I had to empty the freezer and found a bunch of strawberries that I had frozen about a month before. Yippee ~ no more fig jam.

And, while I’m at it ~ no more jars of jam. Instead, I am all on board with making a small batch of jam. That’s right, one jar at a time. And, it is so fast and easy I am never going back to putting up jam for the rest of my life.

The Easiest 3-Ingredient Strawberry Jam

Add 3 C. of sliced strawberries into a wide pan. Using something like a skillet will help the moisture evaporate quickly.

The Easiest 3-Ingredient Strawberry Jam Ever

Add 1 C. Coconut Sugar. (affiliate) Coconut sugar is full of minerals and vitamins. In addition, it has a very low glycemic index and is minimally processed. This makes it perfect for jams and jellies.

The Easiest 3-Ingredient Strawberry Jam Ever

Add in 2 T. Lemon Juice

The Easiest 3-Ingredient Strawberry Jam Ever

On the stove, turn the burner to high and start cooking. Stir constantly for 5-8 minutes. I use a potato masher to crush the strawberries while they cook. It helps break them down faster.

Test the jam’s readiness by dropping a small amount onto a chilled plate. If it remains firm, the jam is ready. If it’s runny, keep cooking for another 2 minutes.

The Easiest 3-Ingredient Strawberry Jam Ever

Once the jam shows signs of firming, carefully pour into a sterilized jar. It is best to have a canning funnel for this since the jam is so hot. Check the canning aisle at Walmart ~ they are very inexpensive.

The Easiest 3-Ingredient Strawberry Jam Ever

At this point you can use traditional water bath canning for storage. Since this is a single batch of jam, I am going to put mine in a sterilized jar and, once cooled, it will go into the fridge. We will start using it right away.


The Easiest 3-Ingredient Strawberry Jam Ever

3-Ingredient Strawberry Jam

The Easiest 3-Ingredient Strawberry Jam Ever

Ingredients

  • 3 C. Fresh Strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 C. Coconut Sugar
  • 2 T. Fresh Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Add strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice into a wide pan. This will allow excess water to evaporate.
  2. Turn heat to high and start cooking. Stir constantly for 5-8 minutes. You can test jam’s readiness by dropping a small amount onto a chilled plate. If it remains firm, the jam is ready. If it is runny, keep cooking for 2 more minutes.
  3. Use a funnel to transfer to a sterilized jar. Once in jar, refrigerate and use right away.
  4. You can also use a traditional water bath canning method to store long term.

Notes

Adapted from: http://cookingupastory.com/small-batch-fresh-strawberry-jam


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