Strawberry Jam

By DK on Jun 24, 2008

I was enchanted by most luscious looking Strawberries during my recent trip to Costco. I couldn't resist and bought the 64oz pckt. With such a abundant qty in one's hand the first thing that comes to one's mind is Jam. My last yield of Raspberry Jam was almost getting over with just few spoonfuls left - so this looked to be a good time.


Home made Jams have this advantage of controlling the level of sugar. I like it with less sugar - here I have used Brown Sugar (its little healthier than white - and little is better than nothing ;-)). There are various combo one can use to get that sweetness to the jam which I have given below. All have worked for me.

Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Ingredients
  • about 4 cups of strawberry , hulled
  • About 1-1/2 cup brown sugar ( You can substitute 1 cup Orange juice + 1/2 cup brown sugar ; 1 cup orange juice + 1/2 cup Splenda ; 1 cup Splenda + 1/2 sugar ; U get the idea. My strawberries were v sweet, so I used only 1 cup brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
Method
1

Slice the strawberries into quarters and place them in a large bowl.

2

Add the lemon juice and mash the berries well.

3

Transfer them into a stovetop Pan or Microwave bowl and mix the sugar and stir well.

4

M/W for 2 min and then stir well till the sugar is dissolved. Then microwave for 30-45 min ( depending on ur m/w) and keep stirring it every 5 min.5.Do the spoon test. The Jam is done when the the juice is v thick when you dip a metal spoon in the fruit and lift to see a thick not-runny consistancy. The spoon should be cold - take a spoonful and cool. When the cold jam is of the gel like consistancy - the jam is done. If it is still runny microwave it further for 5 min before testing again.

5

Transfer to a sterilized jar and enjoy it with your bread during breakfast or in way you like :)This goes off to Valli's Microwave Event : Bottled and to Sia's WBB - Summer Feast event***********************Dear Dee sent me my much awaited Arusuvai Package. There is something real special to get such treats from blogger friends. She sent me a whole caboodle of goodies starting from Aam papad ( which I finished off the moment it came!), a box of curry powder,a delicious mix of cereal with oats,maple syrup and crunchy nuts and one m/w safe lunch box - all accompanied by her sweet letter. Recipes coming soon.

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27 Responses to “Strawberry Jam”
  1. Gaya

    Yesterday i tried this strawberry jam. it really tasted so good . thanks for this wonderful recipe.

  2. Sana

    Thanks a lot… :-D It really Intrigues me… Im new to ur blog and really find it interesting and extremely useful…
    Looking forward to trying many recipes of yours

  3. Sana

    How long can it be stored for? What exactly is sterilised jar

    If stored in a sterilized jar, it keeps easily for 3-4 weeks when refrigerated. Please refer to my step by step canning process here : http://chefinyou.com/2009/02/plum-jam-and-canning-jam-101/ for a tutorial on storing jams. Hope this helps :) — DK

  4. Srivalli

    dhivi..is the timing right? 30 – 40 mins??..I thought it might take less than this…let me know!

  5. Prajusha

    jam looks yummy and colorful..congrats for the award

  6. giz

    Your jam is great and smart all in one. Strawberries are already sweet – why all the sugar? I, of course didn’t think of using less sugar and made jam earlier and found it just too sweet.

  7. Usha

    Looks yummy,I just made apple preserves,probably as soon as that gets consumed will definitely try this !!

  8. Madhuram

    Lovely jam DK. The color is unbelievable. You made me blush with your description. Thank you very much. I have a favor to ask you, will send you a mail.

  9. karuna

    love the lush red coulour of the jam.

  10. Photobuch

    Oh my god jams!! My every morning starts with jam in breakfast.The recipe is so simple and easy.I will definitely try it at home.Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. Rachel

    Your jam has such a lovely colour unlike the brownish tint!!1

  12. skribles

    lovely jam … i hvnt tried makin jams; but i think i can start with ur recipe :)

  13. Padmaja

    Dhivs!! wonderful jam!! it looks so yum!!

  14. bhagyashri

    The jam looks great, DK. Congrats for the award!

  15. Jayashree
  16. Sia

    that sure looks lovely divya. just saw ur comment in my blog. u can send in the entry for WBB if u think it fits the theme:)

  17. Srivalli

    Dhivi..that jam looks so colourful and vibrant!..thanks for the entry!

  18. Dee

    Jam looks delicious dhivi , I think Im gonna go with this one!!! I’m glad you liked the stuff i sent.

  19. notyet100

    jam looks good ,..nd yummy nice colour,,.too,..lucky to receive arusuvai package,..

  20. Sunshinemom

    Lovely recipe, and a great entry:)

  21. Aparna

    Looks good.
    I hardly ever buy jams because I find them too sweet. And its not too difficult to preserve fruit at home so this is waht I do too.

  22. Hetal

    Congrats for the award..the jam looks great.

  23. Kalai

    I have some strawberry jam that I’ve made almost the same way, Dhivi. Yours looks perfect!! Congrats on the award, dear girl. :)

  24. Divya Vikram

    Yummo..It is true that the store bought ones are loaded with sugar..Not yet tried my hand in making jams..Thanks for the recipe Dhiv

  25. Pearlsofeast

    what a lovely colour DK.Homemade jams are always special without preservatives.I am going to make apricot jam soon and great suggestion of using brown sugar combo.

  26. Siri

    thats one lovely looking Jam babes! I have a pack of berries in my fridge. will try this and let u know!

    Hugs,
    Siri

  27. Nags

    that is one delicious looking bottle of jam!! lovely!!

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