Small Batch Strawberry Jam
Serving Size:24|Prep Time:10minutes|Cook Time:15minutes

  1. Combine the strawberries and sugar in a heavy saucepan. Stir in the grated apple and lemon juice.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring to break up strawberries, and simmer until jam is thickened, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a bowl or jar and let cool. Cover and chill until set, about 2 hours.
  4. Keep chilled and serve within 2 weeks. Also freezes well.
Chef’s Narrative
This jam is not too sweet and has a bright, fresh flavor. Adding a grated apple (a pectin-packed fruit) naturally thickens the jam.
Recipe Substitutions
Any berry can be used for this jam.
  • 1poundfresh hulled and quartered strawberries
  • 2/3cupssugar
  • 1large apple, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1tablespoonfresh lemon juice