I am pleased to share a great guest post from my pal Savannah at the Simply Me blog. I don't know about you, but I am going to get the ingredients today and try this recipe for myself!
One thing my family looks forward to every year is Strawberry season! Why you may ask? Because in my house that means its time to make homemade Strawberry Jam .
Making Jam is super easy and ALWAYS taste better than store bought. I want to give you my favorite Strawberry Jam recipe. Please note that if you do not like Strawberries you can replace them with your favorite fruit. I have also used blackberries in this recipe and it turned out amazing.
Strawberry Jam Recipe
What you need:
~ 4 Cups of sliced strawberries (Please make sure to remove the green part before slicing)
~ 1/3 Cup graduated sugar
~ 2 tbsp. lemon juice
~ 3 envelopes (1 1/2 tbsp) unflavored gelatin
~ 1/2 Cup cold water
~In a medium saucepan combine berries, sugar and lemon juice. Heat for around 8 minutes mixing and crushing the berries the entire time.
~ Bring berry mixture to rapid boil and stir constantly for another 4 minutes. Turn down heat.
~ In a small bowl sprinkle your Gelatin over the cold water. Let stand for 1 minute.
~ Add the gelatin mix to your berry mix. Keeping it on the heat and stirring until the gelatin is dissolved.
~ Once dissolved remove from heat and let set for about 5 minutes. If your Jam formed any foam on top skim this off. Slowly ladle your jam into jars. Cover your jars with plastic wrap for now. Do not place the lids on when the jam is still hot.
At this point your jam will still seem runny
I let my jam sit out over night so it can thicken. The next morning I either freeze or refrigerate it.
Jam has a 1 month fridge life and a 1 year freezer life.
Please note if your Jam does not thicken that is okay it has happened to me before. A runny Jam still makes an amazing ice cream topping! So no need to throw it away.
Thanks again to Savannah from the Simply Me blog for sharing this great recipe!