Homemade Strawberry Jam
Pick your own strawberries and make homemade strawberry jam - it's a recipe for frugal family fun, and it's easy!
- 2 cups of fresh, ripe strawberries
- 3-4 tbsp of sugar
- 1-2 tsp lime juice
- On a clean surface or cutting board, chop the strawberries fine.
- Add the sugar to a saucepan, add in the strawberries, and cook over low heat, adding more sugar as needed, to taste.
- Stir the strawberry and sugar mixture frequently, while mashing the berries to desired consistency while cooking. (some like it smooth, some prefer chunks of fruit)
- Continue to stir frequently and cook over low heat until thickened, watching to make sure the jam does not burn.
- Once the strawberry jam is to a desired consistency, take it off of the heat and cool.
- Add in 1 teaspoon of lime juice to taste, adding the rest as needed.
- Place the strawberry jam in a clean jar or glass container.
Delicious on toast, English muffins, bagels, scones – you name it!
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