Strawberry Jam
2915 mins (prep 2880, cooking 35)
6 ingredients
6 servings
This jam is cooked the old-fashioned way, without added pectin, and it is a two-day process. The berries themselves provide the pectin, and the jam is cooked until most of its moisture evaporates, resulting in a more concentrated strawberry flavor. When you make jam with added pectin, the added pectin "sets" all the excess water which is in the fruit, leading to a weaker-tasting jam. If you wish to make jam using pectin, there are several pectin jam recipes elsewhere on this site. I use a small amount of balsamic vinegar in the jam because it helps to bring out the flavor of the strawberries. You will use the cold plate test to check the set of this jam. I have included instructions on how to do this below. PLEASE NOTE: This is not an extra-firm set jam. It is spreadable, but it will not be one single, solid mass in the jar. If you would like a store-bought jam consistency, you should use a pectin-added recipe.

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Serving Size (568.17 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 1027.66 Calories from Fat 14.67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.63g 15.05%
Saturated Fat 0.48g 14.3%
Trans Fat 0.03g %
Cholesterol 1.77mg 3.53%
Sodium 12.0mg 3.0%
Total Carbohydrate 262.21g 524.42%
Dietary Fiber 6.12 g 146.85%
Sugars 252.22 g %
Protein 2.14g 25.67%
Vitamin A 58.23IU% Vitamin C 186.95mg%
Calcium 53.64mg% Iron 1.41mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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