This small batch strawberry jam recipe is so easy to make and turns out so good, its hard to resist eating it straight out of the jam bottle! With just 3 ingredients, you can make this jam in no time at all.
Wash and hull the strawberries. Weigh the prepared strawberries to 200 grams. Cut them into halves and quarters as you wish.
Place the cut strawberries into a saucepan and add lemon juice. Let the fruits soften and simmer in their own juice for about 5 minutes, until they have softened.
Add in the sugar and stir gently over low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
Continue to simmer the fruits in the sugar syrup until the mixture has thickened slightly. If you are using a thermometer, let the jam boil until it reaches to a temperature of 105 degrees Celsius and remove the pan from the heat.
If you are not using a thermometer, once you notice the mixture thickening, spoon some onto a chilled saucer and let it cool. Push the cooled jam with your finger. If the surface wrinkles, the jam is ready. If not, continue to simmer a little longer and repeat the test.
Let the jam cool to room temperature before storing.
This amount makes about 230 grams of jam.
Recipe variation: To make vanilla strawberry jam, scrape the insides of a vanilla pod and add it to the jam as it begins to thicken.