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Simple Strawberry & Vanilla Jam

One pan, one jar, 4 ingredients and 30 minutes is all you need to capture the taste and fragrance of fresh strawberries.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Preserve
Servings: 250 ml
Author: The Klutzy Cook

Ingredients

  • 250 g fresh strawberries 1 punnet, washed, hulled, chopped
  • 1 green apple chopped (including seeds)
  • ¾ cup sugar rapadura
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients into a small saucepan and over moderate heat.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cook at a gentle boil for around 30 minutes. While cooking, place the saucepan lid loosely over the pan so that a small amount of steam can escape.
  • When the mixture is done, the texture will change from 'foamy' in appearance to a more glossy finish. Remove from heat and pour into a sterilised jar.
  • The mixture may be chunky, depending on how finely the fruit was chopped up at the start. if you want it smoother, simply mash with a fork - the fruit will break up easily - before pouring into the jar.

Notes

- While a sterilised jar isn't critical, particularly if the jam will be eaten quickly, the cleaner the jar or container, the less chance of contamination and mould forming.
- You can easily scale the recipe to make larger quantities, however the cooking time may need to be adjusted.
- The recipe can be easily done in a 'thermo' machine. For step 2 cook for 18 minutes/varoma/speed 1.