How about some fresh, homemade strawberry jam, just like Grandma used to make? Try this super simple recipe that can be turned into a fun family activity on a lazy Sunday – only 3 ingredients needed! This recipe may be doubled to make an extra batch that can be frozen. Goes great with peanut butter!
Homemade Strawberry Jam
2 cups of fresh, ripe organic strawberries
3-4 tbsp of sugar
1-2 tsp lime juice
On a clean surface or cutting board, chop the strawberries fine. Add the sugar to a saucepan, add in the strawberries, and cook over low heat, adding more sugar as needed, to taste.
Stir the strawberry and sugar mixture frequently, while mashing the berries to desired consistency while cooking. (some like it smooth, some prefer chunks of fruit) Continue to stir frequently and cook over low heat until thickened, watching to make sure the jam does not burn.
Once the jam is to a desired consistency, take it off of the heat and cool. Add in 1 tablespoon of lime juice to taste, adding the rest as needed.
Place the jam in a clean jar or glass container, and keep in the fridge for use on toast, English muffins, bagels, scones – you name it!