Easy Strawberry Jam
This is a quick and easy recipe using strawberries! If you have an over abundance of strawberries, even ones that are getting a little too old to eat, making them into a jam is an excellent way to give them a second life. When I made this jam, the strawberries I used were looking pretty sad on the outside, but they still had some great color on the inside.
What makes this a no waste recipe, is that I could have easily tossed our or composted those slightly dry and dull strawberries. However making them into a jam extended their shelf life (well refrigerator life) and allow my family to continue enjoying them. Even if they wouldn’t have been as enjoyable to eat on their own.
We tend to buy a lot of strawberries. My younger sons can’t get enough of them, but sometimes I forget how many I’ve already purchased, and I accidentally purchase some more. So then I find myself with an over abundance of strawberries and trying to find new ways to use them.
I’m not a huge fan strawberries baked into things, so this time I opted for this delightful strawberry jam. And I’m so glad I did!
Keep this strawberry jam in your fridge, as this recipe doesn’t go into steps to seal the jar. But there is no need! This easy strawberry jam won’t last long in your fridge! Especially if you use it to make some deliciously delicate Vegan Thumbprint cookies.
Easy Strawberry Jam
- 2 Pints Strawberries hulled and chopped
- 1 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- Add the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice to a large pot or dutch oven and begin to heat over medium high heat.
- When the mixture comes to a simmer and the fruit juice start to render, turn off the heat and ladle all the fruit and juice into a high powered blender.
- Blend the fruit for a few seconds, until the mixture is mostly smooth, but there are still a few chunks left.
- Pour the mixture back into the large pot and turn the heat up to medium high.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to medium and continue to boil/simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- Pour or ladle the jam into a glass jar and keep in the refrigerator.