Recipes for Strawberry Jam and Topping

Updated on May 26, 2020
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Recipe for Strawberry Jam.
Recipe for Strawberry Jam. | Source

Strawberry Jam Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds / 1 kilo strawberries
  • 2 pounds / 1 kilo jam sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Put a saucer in the freezer.
  2. Sterilize the jam jars by washing them in hot water and then putting them on a tray in the hot oven.
  3. Remove the stalks and wash the strawberries.
  4. Crush them either by using a potato masher or by putting them into a blender.
  5. Place in a large saucepan.
  6. Add the sugar and mix under a low heat until it is dissolved.
  7. Add the lemon juice and stir.
  8. Boil the mixture in the pot, stirring often.
  9. If the jam begins to froth on the surface, add a knob of butter and stir it in.

Sterilize the jam jars by heating them in a hot oven.
Sterilize the jam jars by heating them in a hot oven. | Source

How to Test if the Jam is Cooked

  1. After about 30 minutes, remove the saucer from the freezer.
  2. Take a small amount of jam from the pot with a spoon and put on the saucer.
  3. Wait 5 minutes and test the jam.
  4. Put your finger at the top of the jam on the saucer and run it down the middle.
  5. If a space is left where you ran your finger, then the jam is set.
  6. If it is runny, then continue to boil the jam for a further 10 minutes and try again.
  7. When the jam is ready, remove the jars from the oven.
  8. Pour the jam into each jar with a ladle.
  9. Make sure to add the lid onto each jar before you fill up the next one.

Pour the jam into each jar with a ladle.
Pour the jam into each jar with a ladle. | Source

A Note About Jam Sugar

Here in Ireland, you can buy sugar that is specially mixed with pectin for making jam and marmalade. This is called jam sugar.

You can use ordinary white sugar when making this recipe. But because strawberries have very little natural pectin in them, it will take at least another hour of boiling before the jam is ready to set. In some countries, you can buy pectin in the shops. By adding it to the mixture with the sugar as it boils, you will cut the cooking time, as well.

How to Make Strawberry Topping

This strawberry jam topping recipe is quite versatile. You can serve it with ice cream, pancakes and rice. I show you how to make it with step-by-step instructions and my own photos.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds / 1 kilo strawberries
  • 1 pound / 1/2 kilo jam sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Remove the stalks and wash the strawberries.
  2. Crush them loosely allowing about a half of them to be in larger bits.
  3. Add to a pot and simmer over low heat.
  4. Stir in the sugar and lemon juice.
  5. Boil for 15 minutes.
  6. Pour into plastic containers and allow it to cool completely.
  7. Put the lids on and put one in the fridge and the others in the freezer.

Recipe for homemade strawberry topping
Recipe for homemade strawberry topping | Source
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        L M Reid 

        4 months ago from Ireland

        Hello Liat, so do I and jam that is homemade tastes so much better.

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        Liat Zachs 

        4 months ago from Ramat Yishay, Israel

        I love jam!!! Thank you.

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