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Homemade Strawberry Jam Ingredients
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
- Pinch of salt
- fruit pectin for thickening, if you prefer a thicker jam consistency
Strawberry Pepper Jam Directions
- In a large pot, combine the chopped strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir to combine.
- Heat the mixture over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
- Once the sugar has dissolved, bring the mixture to a rolling boil.
- Continue to boil the mixture for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens and reaches a jam-like consistency.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Use a spoon to skim off any foam that has formed on top of the jam.
- Pour the jam into sterilized jars and let them cool to room temperature.
- Once cooled, store the jars in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Is Strawberry Jam Better With or Without Pectin?
By adding pectin, the cooking time is reduced by approximately 75%, which helps to maintain the fresh strawberry flavor and color. Additionally, when making a long cook jam, a significant amount of juice is cooked off, but incorporating added pectin boosts the yield, resulting in a greater number of finished jam jars.
Why is Lemon Used on Stawberry Jam?By lowering the pH of the jam mixture, the lemon juice neutralizes the negative charges on the pectin strands, allowing them to come together and form a network that ultimately sets the jam.
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