Saturday, March 3, 2012

Strawberry Jam

Ok so perhaps jam is not exactly healthy but it is a breakfast staple in our house and it always irks me to see the high price when I know it is basically just fruit and sugar.  For some reason I was always hesitant to make my own jam, I got it into my head that it would somehow be difficult to make, but I now realize it is one of the easiest things out there to make and the ingredients cost about half of what it would cost to buy readymade.  Below is classic strawberry jam, my kids love it and by making it myself I know exactly what goes into it. 

What you need:
4 cups of crushed strawberries
4 cups of sugar
2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Basically just mix everything together in a saucepan and boil, boil, boil along with a lot of stirring!  I usually end up cooking it for around 20 minutes.  If you are not sure if it is ready or not put teaspoon on a plate in the fridge and you can see how it sets.


  1. Nope, it is not as stiff as store bought jam but not overly running. The lemon really helps!