Friday, 28 February 2014

Homemade Fresh Strawberry Jam

This jam is really really easy to make, so easy that if you start making now, you will have it ready in 30 minutes!! When I made it first, I wondered why I had never made it before..

Last year, I saw it on Smita's place, who had adapted it from Revathi's place, and made it, but forgot to blog about it!! This year, when I saw a lots of strawberries in the market, I remembered the jam and decided to make it again!!

The best thing about this homemade jam?! It is preservative free and made with loads of love and fresh strawberries!! Oh and you can control the amount of sugar in it!! This jam also makes for the perfect homemade gift in some pretty jars!!

Homemade Fresh Strawberry Jam
Homemade Fresh Strawberry Jam

Fresh Strawberry Jam
Fresh Strawberry Jam

Ingredients:
1 Cup chopped strawberry (If you don't want a chunky jam then you can puree the strawberry or finely chop them in food processor. I like chunky jam where I get a piece of fruit once in while hence used big chunks of strawberries)
1 Cup sugar (I used granulated sugar)
1 teaspoon Vanilla powder (You can use vanilla extract, paste or pods)
1/4 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

Revathi, who originally shared this recipe has made it once with only vanilla powder and once with only Vinegar. But I wanted to try with both. You can treat one of these two ingredients as optional.

Method:

1) In a thick bottomed pan, add strawberry, sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
2) Keep stirring and cooking on medium/low flame till you get one string consistency on your jam.
3) Turn the flame off and let the jam cool down.

Store in a CLEAN, DRY glass bottle or jar. And enjoy :)

Notes:
1) If you want you can reduce amount of sugar.
2) As Revathi says you can use different fruits to make similar jam.

Fresh Strawberry Jam
Fresh Strawberry Jam

Fresh Strawberry Jam
Fresh Strawberry Jam





46 comments:

  1. Lip smacking and colorful jam ...yummy dear :)

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  2. Wow, tasty and healthy jam, pics are awesome

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  3. Agreed 100% on home made jams especially about non-preservatives. The jams is simply awesome but we hardly have anything sweet and berries are really expensive over here.

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    1. I know you are not much into sweets but you can make this jam less sweet too.. And use other fruits like apple, grapes too!!

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  4. You said it right,I make this often too,guilt free treat for kids

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  5. Homemade jams are the best, stunning and wonderfully prepared jam...

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  6. What a b'ful clicks...... Jam looks so tempting!!

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  7. not a big fan of jam family , but looks delicious.

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  8. this looks store bought jam.absolute delish...

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  9. Wow awesome color and so perfectly made jam :) looks yumm !! Lovely clicks dear !!

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  10. looks tempting...................happy to follow u , also view my space http://prachisvegkitchen.blogspot.in/

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  11. Tempting Jam with beautiful clicks.. Yum

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  12. Delicious fresh strawberry jam Love that you made it home.

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  13. Hi... I came across your blog through Harini's blog. I absolutely loved your blog and I am happily following you :)

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    1. Thanks Heena :) hopping over to your place..

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  14. wow thats a lip smacking jam.. lovely..

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  15. Love that glossy jam, nothing can beat the homemades na..Lovely colour.

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    1. So true!! nothing can beat homemade stuff..

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  16. Lovely jam ! amazing clicks Pankti !

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  17. Lovely pictures and Jam looks delicious. I have bookmarked this recipe. BTW I noted your comment about how you took this picture with steel foil to reflect the light. I tried same technique today and photo came out really great. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Pravina, glad to know it worked for you :)

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