It’s strawberry season!! I ran out of my Bonne Maman jam, so naturally my solution was to make my own homemade strawberry jam recipe 🍓 with strawberries from the farmer’s market. As much as I love Bonne Maman (and basically all French products!), I also love making my own basics at home so that I know that my fridge is stocked with fresh, natural ingredients.
Making jam is seriously so much easier than you may think. I always thought it was this extensive process, but it took me all the time it takes to halve and quarter the strawberries plus about 30 minutes.
This strawberry jam recipe doesn’t have any pectin in it, an ingredient that is frequently used to thicken the mixture and speed up the timing of jam-making. I prefer not to use pectin. I find that cooking down the strawberries allows them to thicken into a jammy consistency. However, it is also true that the shorter the cooking time, the better the flavor. So, follow your heart and your eye. Jam making isn’t exact, and sometimes you just have to wait to get that “jammy” look and feel.
This recipe also has a lesser amount of sugar in it, so as to let the strawberries shine. Sugar helps to preserve, so this jam will not keep for as long. I prefer to cook mine in small batches and store in the refrigerator to use relatively quickly.
Hey, I'm Sarah
My favorite things to do are eat, travel, bake, and drink coffee! I love bringing retro and classic recipes back to life and making baking easy and fun.
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