Technically, this is a “strawberry spread” rather than a jam, as there is no added sugar. But we call it jam anyway. I first tried making a jelly-like substance after reading about recreating a PB&J burger at home on Clothes Make the Girl. It had never occurred to me that I could make PB&J without adding tons of sugar. From the first batch, my kids and I were hooked. Now when I make it, I have to hide the portion we don’t use right away in the back of the fridge or else I find small people hanging out in the kitchen eating it with a spoon!
2⅓ c fresh or frozen strawberries (340 g)
¼ c water
- Put berries and water in a small saucepan over low heat
- Stir occasionally until most of the liquid has evaporated and berries have broken down, about 45 min
- (optional) Blend until smooth
Yield: ¾ c jam
We like to use this jam for peanut butter sandwiches and to make strawberry cake. What do you like to do with your jam?