Homemade Strawberry Jam

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Add the sugar, and leave to macerate for 3 hours.Stir the strawberries over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.Remove the pan from the heat, and leave for 6-8 hours.Put the pan back on the heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the jam has thickened, about 10 minutes.Wash the jars and lids, and place them upside down on a wire rack over a pot of boiling water for 15 minutes. Ladle the hot jam into the hot jars, and tightly screw on the lids. Homemade Strawberry Jam

Makes 4-5 jars

1 kg strawberies
500 g (2 cups) sugar

1. Place the strawberries in a colander and rinse under cold water. Remove the stems.

2. Empty the colander into a large saucepan or wok. Add the sugar, and leave to macerate for 3 hours.

3. Stir the strawberries over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.

4. Bring the strawberries to a gentle boil for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, and leave for 6-8 hours (to keep the strawberries whole).

5. Put the pan back on the heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the jam has thickened, about 10 minutes.

6. In the meantime, sterilize the jam jars: wash the jars and lids, and place them upside down on a wire rack over a pot of boiling water for 15 minutes.

7. When the jam is ready, carefully remove the jars and lids from the rack with a towel. Ladle the hot jam into the hot jars, and tightly screw on the lids.

Posted in Sweet | 2 Comments
  1. Larisa

    What a great and simple recipe, thank you for posting! My grams use to make jam just like this 🙂

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