Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Strawberry Jam

So I had some strawberries in the fridge that were slightly less than fresh. It doesn't take more than a day or 2 before they start getting well...mushy.

So I decided to try to make jam. Yes me make jam. I don't can, it just never works out, so I found a recipe online. It seemed too easy.

1. Strawberries
2. Honey
3. Orange juice
4. 1/2 apple

This can't make jam right? Oh yes it can!

How delicious does this look?

You can eat this with a spoon!

I'm having mine on a homemade tortilla!

I used 3 1/2 C strawberries hulled and cut in pieces.

Put in saucepan with 1/4 C honey (1/2 C if you like really sweet jam.)

Add 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice. Simmer.

Add 1/2 diced and peeled Granny Smith apple...I suppose any kind of apple will work. The pectin in the apple thickens this so it is needed.

Simmer on stove for about 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes then you can put in a jar or container and put in the fridge!

For those who love to can, by all means GO FOR IT.

This is so fresh, easy, healthy, and most of all delicious!