Sunday, July 4, 2010

quick strawberry jam

Strawberries have been on sale at our grocery store the last couple of weeks. I've bought a contaner each week; a 4# container. The first week we ate through them without any effort. This last week we didn't quite make it. I noticed yesterday that they were past their prime for eating fresh but they'd be fine turned into jam. I turned to Martha for help. She's never steered me wrong before when it comes to recipes. The June issue of Everyday Food had a recipe for Quick Strawberry Jam.

I'm a novice when it comes to making jams and jellies. This recipe may however change that. Once the ingredients were in the pan, it took all of about 10-12 minutes before I had 2 jars of homemade strawberry jam. Martha suggests using it as a mix-in for yogurt or hot cereal or an ice cream topping. I think I'll make a batch of homemade waffles this week and we'll top it with homemade jam and whip cream. That almost sounds like dessert instead of dinner.

7 comments:

Sarah H. said...

I love Everyday Food! That looks delicious.

dmoms said...

nice work!

velvet said...

i'm so glad you posted this! i've been looking for a super easy freezer jam recipe...i'm a lazy canner :)

thereisatime said...

We got our strawberry haul this past weekend and I'm preparing a jam post tonight! It really isn't that hard eh? And so good!

underthebigbluesky said...

we made about six jars last year (the strawberry crops here this year did not do too well) and i think we devoured them before the end of October, lol.

kimj said...

I made a small batch last night, and had some on my waffle this morning (with peanut butter) - delish!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

hattoo said...

Mmmm...I started a batch last night. Mine takes a bit longer because it's got sitting times in between. I like it this way - then I avoid the pectin which is expensive and I don't always have it on hand :) Just strawberries and sugar. I'll have to post my recipe when I'm all done.