Easy Strawberry Jam


Strawberries are in season and what better way to enjoy them! Make some homemade jam!

To clean strawberries: Submerge them whole in water, then lift out and drain, leaving dirt behind.

Small-batch strawberry jam

3 1/2 lbs. strawberries, washed, hulled, and halved

2 ¾ cups sugar

1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1 lemon, quartered

1.    Mix all ingredients in a heavy medium pot. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until fruit releases juices, about 30 minutes.

2.    Continue to cook, stirring as needed to prevent sticking, until thick and slightly darker, about 1 ½ hours.

3.    Chill jam in an airtight containers up to 1 month, freeze up to 6 months.

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