Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Fresh Strawberry Jam - The easy way out


Hello readers, as summer arrives here in United States, the season for picking berries begins too. So, we woke up one early Saturday morning and my kiddo is all set and excited for his strawberry picking. We drove for an hour and volla...there is some really fresh berries waiting for us. We picked 8 pounds of berries…yeah way too much to be eaten raw. So, I decided to make strawberry jam which would use whole lot of these juicy berries and we can enjoy them for a longer time.

Serves: Makes 1.2 oz of bottle
Preparation Time: 10 mins.
Cook Time: 35-40 mins.


2 pounds of fresh strawberries
2 cups white sugar
¼ cup lemon juice

1. Remove the leaves of the strawberries and wash them thoroughly.

2. Mash the strawberries in batches to get 4 cups of mashed berries.

3. Take a large heavy bottom pan and mix in strawberries, sugar and lime juice.
4. Keep the heat low till the sugar dissolves and then increase it to high and bring the mixture to boil.
5. Keep stirring in between and let the mixture boil for 30 mins.

6. Jam is ready to be transferred to sterile glass containers.
7. Seal the container with the lid and refrigerate.
8. Serve the jam with breads for a quick snack or breakfast.


  • Jam can be rolled with chapati/plain paratha for kids.
  • Quick lunchbox recipe.
  • To sterile glass jars, keep the jar and its lid in boiling water for few minutes.

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