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Strawberry Jam With Honey Recipe

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Honey and strawberries have a blissful affinity for each other. This is a brilliant combination!

Provided by: Marie Rayner

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds (680g) fresh strawberries
1 cup (340g) honey
5 to 6 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)
the juice of 1/2 lemon

Steps:

  • Prepare a boiling water bath and sterilize two half pint jars along with their lids. (See recipe notes.)
  • Wash, hull and chop the berries, placing them into a bowl. Add the honey and stir. Strip the thyme leaves from their stems (if using) and add them to the bowl. Stir everything to combine and leave to sit for 10 minutes.
  • When the honey has dissolved and the berries have released their juices, scrap the combination into a deep wide pan. Stir in the lemon juice.
  • Bring to a bubble over high heat. Cook on high for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring regularly, until the mixture is thick and sticky. You can tell if it is one by pulling a spatula through the cooking fruit. If the mixture doesn’t immediately rush in to fill the space, your jam is done.
  • Spoon into the prepared jars. Wipe the rims clean with a clean wet cloth. Apply the hot sterile lids and rings and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
  • Once opened this will only keep for 2 to 3 weeks. If your family cannot eat 1/2 pint within that time period, consider canning it in quarter pint (1/2 cup) jars.

 

How do you make homemade strawberry jam?

Combine the strawberries, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest and pectin in a stainless steel pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally and boil for 1-2 minutes. 4. Scrape off the foam and discard it. Ladle the jam into the sterilized jars leaving a 1/4 inch head space.

Is there any sugar in the strawberry jam?

It has no sugar or pectin, just strawberries, honey and lemons (I used Organic Lemon Juice). All natural stuff. When our girls were young and we lived in River Heights, Utah we were lucky enough to have a pretty large building lot, about half an acre.

How do you thicken Strawberry Honey Jam?

Remember, this strawberry honey jam will not be as thick as traditional jam that uses boxes of pectin and refined white sugar. However, it will continue to thicken as it cools. The jam can be canned using the hot water bath method for 10 minutes. This was a double batch that we made.

How to make jam with fresh berries?

Instructions Put berries in a heavy-bottom saucepan and smash. Add lemon juice, honey and orange zest heat over medium-high heat. To test, put some of the jam on a clean spoon and then put the spoon on a plate in the freezer. Let it sit in there for five minutes and then take it out.

 

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