3-ingredient strawberry jam

You only need 3 ingredients to whip up a batch of our sweet strawberry jam. Enjoy it on toast or serve it with scones for an afternoon treat that really hits the spot.

3 1 1/2 cups (375ml)

10m

Note: cooling & 30 mins standing time

30m

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 1kg strawberries, halved
  • 1kg white sugar

Method

STEP 1

Juice the lemon, reserving seeds (you’ll need 1/3 cup/80ml lemon juice). Place the seeds in a small square of muslin. Bring the corners together to enclose seeds and tie with kitchen string to secure.

STEP 2

Place the strawberry in a heavy-based saucepan. Add the sugar, lemon juice and lemon seeds in muslin. Stir to combine. Set aside for 30 mins or until strawberry begins to release its juices.

STEP 3

Place the saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins or until the sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 mins or until the jam reaches setting point. (To test if the jam is set, place a saucer in the freezer for 10-15 mins to chill. Remove jam from heat and place a small spoonful of jam on the chilled saucer. Return saucer to the freezer for 1 min. Run your finger through the jam to test if it wrinkles and gels. If it doesn’t, return the jam to the heat for 5 mins, then repeat the test.)

STEP 4

Meanwhile, to sterilise three 11/2-cup (375ml) preserving jars, place jars and lids in a deep saucepan. Cover with cold water. Place over medium heat. Bring to the boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Boil gently for 10 mins. Use tongs to carefully remove sterilised jars and lids. Place upside down on a clean tea towel.

STEP 5

Use tongs to remove lemon seeds from jam. Discard. Use a large metal spoon to skim any scum from the surface. Carefully divide hot jam among warm sterilised jars and seal. Turn upside down for 2 mins. Turn upright. Set aside to cool completely. Store in a cool dark place for up to 6 months. Refrigerate once open.

Dietary information

Vegetarian
Vegan
Gluten-free
Dairy-free
Egg-free
Lactose-free
Nut-free
Peanut-free
Sesame-free
Soy-free
Wheat-free
Yeast-free

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