04.12.2020

8 recipes strawberry jam

6 secrets of the perfect strawberry jam

  1. Choose carefully the strawberries, remove spoiled. If you want to make jam with whole berries, choose a nice, dense and not overripe fruit. Not too pretty mashed berries suitable for jam with uniform consistency.
  2. Wash the strawberries very carefully, because it may wrinkle and become too soft. Some advised not to wash, simply wipe each berry with a damp towel. If strawberries are too dirty, put it in a container of water, and periodically gently mix with your hands. After 15-20 minutes the sand and dirt settle to the bottom. After washing put the strawberries on a paper towel to dry out.
  3. The stalk it is necessary to remove only on dry and clean berries. Otherwise the strawberries will lose some juice, and jam will not be as juicy and tasty.
  4. To enhance the taste of the jam, you can add spices, such as cinnamon, vanilla or cardamom, and herbs, such as mint or Basil. You can add them at the end or at the beginning of cooking. In the second case, the aroma of spices and herbs will be more pronounced.
  5. Cook jam in a pot of stainless steel or copper. Suitable enameled capacity, but provided that there are no chips. You can use aluminum cookware, but only if the jam is cooked at once and immediately shifted into another container. If it is cooked in several approaches and cools in the same capacity in which it was boiled, aluminum will not work. It can oxidize and spoil the taste of jam.
  6. While cooking remove the foam. If left, the finished jam will be stored less. In addition, no foam it will be more transparent, tasty and flavorful.
8 recipes of strawberry jam
1. Strawberry jam with whole berries

Jam is so named because after boiling, it really cooks in just five minutes, however in several approaches. Syrup is a liquid, and the berries remain intact and beautiful.

Ingredients
  • 1 kg of strawberries;
  • 1 kg of sugar.
Cooking

Put half the strawberries in a saucepan and cover them with half the sugar. Top off with remaining strawberries and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Leave it on for 4-5 hours at room temperature to berries gave the juice.

Put the saucepan on low heat and bring to a boil. While cooking the strawberries will produce more juice. Cook the jam for another 5 minutes, then remove from heat and let stand until cool. Then again bring it to a boil, boil 5 minutes and cool. Then repeat the boil again.

According to the traditional recipe jam-five minutes you need to cook three times. But you can do it several times if you want the syrup was thicker.

2. Thick strawberry jam

This jam is prepared in one step. In the process the berries fall apart and become darker, and the dessert turns out more uniform.

Ingredients
  • 1 kg of strawberries;
  • 1 kg of sugar.
Cooking

Pour the strawberries with sugar and place on low heat. After about 15 minutes the berries will provide juice. Cook jam for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Hot the jam will be watery but after cooling it thickens.

3. Strawberry jam and bananas

This dessert is incredibly flavorful, and sweet banana flavor sets off a light strawberry fragrance.

Ingredients
  • 500 g strawberries;
  • 3 bananas;
  • 100 ml of water;
  • 300 grams of sugar.
Cooking

Cut the quartered strawberries and bananas slices. Pour the water into a saucepan, pour there sugar and, stirring, bring to a boil over low heat. Then cook for about 5 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved.

Remove the sweet syrup from the heat and place it in the bananas and strawberries. Mix gently and leave to cool. Then bring to the boil on a moderate fire, boil for 5 minutes, then let cool.

Repeat the process another 3-5 times, depending on your desired consistency of jam. The more you simmer the thicker the syrup is obtained.

4. Strawberry jam and oranges

Sweet, but not cloying with a spicy jam flavor.

Ingredients
  • 800 g strawberries;
  • 400 g of sugar;
  • 2 orange.
Cooking

Berries can be left whole or cut into quarters. Place them in a saucepan, pour in sugar and bring to a boil over medium heat.

Meanwhile, peel the oranges peeled and white film. If the latter does not remove, the jam will taste bitter. Remove the orange slices with the seeds and the transparent film and cut into large pieces.

After boiling, reduce the heat and add to the strawberry orange. Cook for 10 minutes, remove from heat and cool slightly. Then bring to the boil over moderate heat, cool slightly and return to boil.

5. Strawberry jam and black cherry

Jam turns out very tasty, and a five-minute cooking process keeps the berries intact.

Ingredients
  • 800 g cherries;
  • 1 kg of strawberries;
  • 500 g of sugar.
Cooking

Remove cherry pits. Put strawberries and cherries into a saucepan and cover them with the sugar. Bring to the boil on a moderate fire, boil 5 minutes and cool slightly. Then try cooking the same way twice.

6. Strawberry jam and apricots

Apricot and strawberry complement each other. To the apricot are not lost form, choose fruit with firm flesh.

Ingredients
  • 500 g strawberries;
  • 500 g apricots;
  • 300 ml of water;
  • 1 kg of sugar.
Cooking

Clean the apricots from the skin and cut into quarters. Add a whole strawberry. Pour the water into a saucepan, pour there sugar and, stirring, bring to a boil over low heat. Then cook for another few minutes until the sugar has dissolved.

Pour the syrup over the apricots and strawberries and leave for a few hours. Then bring to the boil over medium heat and cook for 15 minutes.

7. Strawberry jam in a slow cooker

This method will save you time and effort because you do not have to adjust the temperature, as is done when cooking on the stove. Simply put all the ingredients into the slow cooker. The taste of the jam will not differ from the classical.

Ingredients
  • 1 kg of strawberries;
  • 1 kg of sugar.
Cooking

Strawberries can be left whole or cut into quarters. Put it in a bowl multivarki and fill with sugar. You can slightly mash the berries with a potato masher if you want the jam was more homogeneous. Set the mode “Stewing” and cook with open lid for 1 hour.

8. Strawberry jam without cooking

This jam is called raw. It can be eaten immediately or freeze in plastic bags and enjoy winter almost fresh strawberries.

Ingredients
  • 1 kg of strawberries;
  • 700-800 g of sugar.
Cooking

Pour the berries with sugar and mash them with a potato masher. You can also use a blender. It is better not to grind the berries into a puree and leave small pieces. So jam will look more interesting. Leave it for a few hours to fully dissolve the sugar.

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