Quick Strawberry Jam

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Quick Strawberry Jam

Inspired by Gourmet Magazine, May 2001

Here’s a recipe that’s so easy. I found it in a search on Epicurious. I’m suggesting you savor the goodness of our strawberries even when they’re not in season. This uncomplicated strawberry jam is one way to do just that.

  • 1 pound Florida strawberries, washed,caps removed and halved
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered fruit pectin
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Mash strawberries in a large bowl using a potato masher or fork. Add sugar, pectin and lemon juice. Stir well. Pour mixture into a 12-inch nonstick skillet and boil until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and pour into a bowl to cool. Once jam is at room temperature, cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes about 1-1/4 cups.

Jam will keep, chilled in an airtight container, for 2 weeks.

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JMattHicks
12 years ago

@flstrawberrysue I feel so deprived. My entire life all I have known is jelly…it’s like, a piece of me never developed.

Thanks for the enlightenment, Sue! When the wife and I go grocery shopping again, Jam, not jelly, it is!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

So this is most likely an incredibly stupid questions, but what’s the difference in jam and jelly? To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever had jam, only jelly!

flstrawberrysue
12 years ago

@JMattHicks Not a stupid question at all! Here’s jam on that…

Jelly is based from fruit juice cooked with sugar and pectin, like a jello.

Jam is sweetened crushed or mashed fruit cooked until everything is soft.

Preserves are basically the same thing as jams, but the fruit pieces are larger.

To me, jam and preserves are where it’s at!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

@flstrawberrysue I feel so deprived. My entire life all I have known is jelly…it’s like, a piece of me never developed.

Thanks for the enlightenment, Sue! When the wife and I go grocery shopping again, Jam, not jelly, it is!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

So this is most likely an incredibly stupid questions, but what’s the difference in jam and jelly? To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever had jam, only jelly!

flstrawberrysue
12 years ago

@JMattHicks Not a stupid question at all! Here’s jam on that…

Jelly is based from fruit juice cooked with sugar and pectin, like a jello.

Jam is sweetened crushed or mashed fruit cooked until everything is soft.

Preserves are basically the same thing as jams, but the fruit pieces are larger.

To me, jam and preserves are where it’s at!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

@flstrawberrysue I feel so deprived. My entire life all I have known is jelly…it’s like, a piece of me never developed.

Thanks for the enlightenment, Sue! When the wife and I go grocery shopping again, Jam, not jelly, it is!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

So this is most likely an incredibly stupid questions, but what’s the difference in jam and jelly? To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever had jam, only jelly!

flstrawberrysue
12 years ago

@JMattHicks Not a stupid question at all! Here’s jam on that…

Jelly is based from fruit juice cooked with sugar and pectin, like a jello.

Jam is sweetened crushed or mashed fruit cooked until everything is soft.

Preserves are basically the same thing as jams, but the fruit pieces are larger.

To me, jam and preserves are where it’s at!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

@flstrawberrysue I feel so deprived. My entire life all I have known is jelly…it’s like, a piece of me never developed.

Thanks for the enlightenment, Sue! When the wife and I go grocery shopping again, Jam, not jelly, it is!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

So this is most likely an incredibly stupid questions, but what’s the difference in jam and jelly? To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever had jam, only jelly!

flstrawberrysue
12 years ago

@JMattHicks Not a stupid question at all! Here’s jam on that…

Jelly is based from fruit juice cooked with sugar and pectin, like a jello.

Jam is sweetened crushed or mashed fruit cooked until everything is soft.

Preserves are basically the same thing as jams, but the fruit pieces are larger.

To me, jam and preserves are where it’s at!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

@flstrawberrysue I feel so deprived. My entire life all I have known is jelly…it’s like, a piece of me never developed.

Thanks for the enlightenment, Sue! When the wife and I go grocery shopping again, Jam, not jelly, it is!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

So this is most likely an incredibly stupid questions, but what’s the difference in jam and jelly? To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever had jam, only jelly!

flstrawberrysue
12 years ago

@JMattHicks Not a stupid question at all! Here’s jam on that…

Jelly is based from fruit juice cooked with sugar and pectin, like a jello.

Jam is sweetened crushed or mashed fruit cooked until everything is soft.

Preserves are basically the same thing as jams, but the fruit pieces are larger.

To me, jam and preserves are where it’s at!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

@flstrawberrysue I feel so deprived. My entire life all I have known is jelly…it’s like, a piece of me never developed.

Thanks for the enlightenment, Sue! When the wife and I go grocery shopping again, Jam, not jelly, it is!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

So this is most likely an incredibly stupid questions, but what’s the difference in jam and jelly? To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever had jam, only jelly!

flstrawberrysue
12 years ago

@JMattHicks Not a stupid question at all! Here’s jam on that…

Jelly is based from fruit juice cooked with sugar and pectin, like a jello.

Jam is sweetened crushed or mashed fruit cooked until everything is soft.

Preserves are basically the same thing as jams, but the fruit pieces are larger.

To me, jam and preserves are where it’s at!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

@flstrawberrysue I feel so deprived. My entire life all I have known is jelly…it’s like, a piece of me never developed.

Thanks for the enlightenment, Sue! When the wife and I go grocery shopping again, Jam, not jelly, it is!

JMattHicks
12 years ago

So this is most likely an incredibly stupid questions, but what’s the difference in jam and jelly? To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever had jam, only jelly!

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