It's strawberry season! That means now's the perfect time to try out some fun new recipes while you're able to get the freshest and tastiest berries of the year. Strawberry jam is one of those classic variations perfect to spread on sandwiches, toast or biscuits. In theory, jam may seem difficult to make on your own. Thanks to Cleverly Simple, you can actually make your own batch from scratch in just a few minutes.
The steps are incredibly simple:
First, get your fresh batch of strawberries, remove the leaves and give them a thorough wash. Next, throw them in a big pan or bowl and smash them up. If you like a smoother jam, smash them until you get a relatively smooth consistency. Once you have about 2 cups worth of smashed berries, you'll throw in 4 cups of sugar. Once the two are mixed together, add in three-fourths of a cup of water with a package of Sure-Jell, or any other type of fruit pectin.
And after all that's mixed well, store the berry liquid in 8-ounce jars and close them up. After you let them sit for a day, stick the jars in the freezer and you'll have strawberry jam made with love ready whenever you want it.
For the full tutorial with pictures, visit Cleverly Simple.