This Fresh Strawberry Jam is delicious on just about everything. It is really easy to make homemade jam. It takes about ten minutes and four ingredients. When strawberries are in season and abundant it is worth it to make your own jam.
I have enjoyed this jam with cottage cheese, waffles, coffee cake, and directly from the jar with a spoon. I still need to try it on top of vanilla ice cream and with shortbread cookies.
The hardest part of this recipe is hulling the strawberries. I use a tiny paring knife, insert it a bit off center near the stem, and then turn the berry. The stem and hull come off all as one. The reason I suggest removing the hulls is that they are normally firm and flavorless.
After hulling the berries give them a couple good smashings with a potato masher. Just to get the juices flowing. After cooking and before chilling the jam will look like this:
Cook over medium heat until they are softened. Smash until no large pieces remain. Add the sweetener, lemon juice, and thickener. Transfer into jars. Store in the fridge and enjoy. Serve with toast, waffles, yogurt, cottage cheese, muffins, ice cream, just about anything.
Fresh Strawberry Jam – Low Carb, Low Fat, THM FP, Grain Gluten Dairy Sugar Egg Free
2 pounds fresh strawberries, stems and hulls removed
1/4 cup Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet (or my sweetener blend)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp glucomannan
Add strawberries to a small stockpot. Smash a bit with a potato masher to get the juices flowing. Cook strawberries over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until softened. Smash until juicy with small pieces of strawberries. Add the other ingredients. Stir well and chill. This will thicken as it cools.
- Add strawberries to a small stockpot. Smash a bit with a potato masher to get the juices flowing.
- Cook strawberries over medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until softened. Smash until juicy with small pieces of strawberries.
- Add the other ingredients. Stir well and chill. This will thicken as it cools.
|Amount Per Serving, Serving size is approximately 2 tablespoons|
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 7%