Strawberry jam is a family favorite in my house. It pairs so well with my soft homemade bread! We eat a lot… of both!
The downside is that the suger content is really high and you never really know what else they put in the store-bought jars. Things like high fructose corn syrup and preservatives just to name a few.
So I’ve decided this is one of those foods that I can make myself. That way I know what’s in it and I can feel good when they slather!
I’ve done some experimenting with different ingredients and I’ve come up with the best tasting – easiest – and quickest to make!
We like the taste of strawberries and want our jam to taste like strawberries and not candy. Every time my kids slather this jam on their bread they always say it tastes so fresh – just like they’re eating fresh strawberries.
This strawberry refrigerator jam will last 7-10 days in the fridge. I try and make at least two small jars at a time. I mean – we make a lot of PB & Js over here!
For this recipe, you’ll need 1 lb of strawberries, a cup of sugar, and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Pour all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix it all well.
After all the ingredients are mixed well, toss them into the blender and let it pulse a few times to break up the strawberries. next, put them in a pot and cook on low/med heat. Be sure to bring this mixture up to a boil and stir frequently. If you don’t notice your jam thickening, keep cooking. It will eventually thicken. If not add more sugar and cook longer.
Allow the mixture to sit and cool and then pour into your jars. Be sure to store it in the fridge for up to a week!