Monday, June 18, 2012

Balsamic Strawberry Jam

Strawberries are in season, so check out this jam recipe.  It's sweet, tangy and delish!

Rinse some lovely, ripe, sweet berries. Preferably local ones, they are always the sweetest! Take a picture because they are seriously gorgeous.

Dump in a large pot with vinegar (I know it's weird, but it's yummy) and sugar.

Stir and bring to a bubble.  Use a potato smasher to smoosh (Yes, this is a word) the berries or leave them chunky.  Your choice.  Reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until jam thickens.  Stir frequently.

Pour into storage container and either freeze or put in the fridge.  This jam is not heavily sweetened, so it may not last as long in the fridge as your usually sugary jams.
Enjoy on pancakes, toast, PB&J's, or stir into plain yogurt or ice cream.  YUMMY.

Strawberry Balsamic Jam

2 pounds strawberries, washed & sliced
5 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Combine all ingredients in a large pot, bring to a bubble over medium heat.  Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer for 30-45 minutes, until jam begins to thicken.  Stir frequently.  Pour into containers and allow to cool.  Store in freezer or fridge.
This is a syrup/jam, by no means is it a jelly.  It would be so yummy on waffles, pancakes, crepes, ice cream, yogurt, and just eaten by the spoonful out of the jar.

1 comment:

  1. Delicious! I've never made jam homemade before, but I'd love to dump some in my oatmeal or smear it all over some toast. I love that you use balsamic in the recipe...I bet this gives such a rich and wonderful flavor!