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Strawberry jam

Recettes sucrées Printemps Été Entre 30 minutes et 1 heure Vegan Difficulté facile Faitout
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
15 to 20 minutes
Serves
4 jars (250 g (8.8 oz) each)

Method

  1. Wash and hull the strawberries. Cut the larger ones into pieces.
  2. Mix the sugar and pectin in a large pot. Add the water and the squeezed lemon juice.
  3. Bring to a boil, then continue to heat the mixture to 121°C (250°F) (check with a thermometer).
  4. Add the strawberries and cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. You may need to add a few more drops of lemon juice to ensure the pectin gels with the fruit.
  6. Turn off the heat and place a few drops of the jam on a cold plate to make sure it is fully cooked (place a plate in the freezer for a few minutes, then spoon a small amount of jam on the plate. When tilted vertically, the jam should run really slowly).
  7. Fill the jars to the rim, cap, and turn upside down for 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. As the jam cools, the sugar will continue to cook and the pectin will make sure it gels with the fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) strawberries ("Mara des Bois" variety)
  • 800 g (4 cups) sugar (can be reduced to 500 g or 2 and 1/2 cups)
  • 200 ml (4/5 cup) water
  • ½ a lemon (per 3 kg or 6.6 lbs of fruit)
  • 15 g (1/2 oz) pectin

Utensil

Pot

Pot

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