It’s spring break and I had experimented with all kinds of yeast breads (What? That’s not what you do with your vacation time?) So, I’m overflowing with all different bread products at the moment, so fresh, homemade, strawberry jam just seemed like the perfect pairing to give away to people. Who’s going to turn down homemade bread and fresh organic strawberry jam? If they do, then don’t associate yourself with those people any longer because they’re obviously nuts.
I’m just sayin’.
- 1 pound fresh organic strawberries, hulled and quartered
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and coarsely grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
In a large heavy skillet over medium-low heat, combine strawberries and sugar. Stir in grated Granny Smith apple. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring and breaking up any large chunks of strawberries until sugar dissolves. Simmer until jam is thickened, which should take about 10–15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Let cool slightly until warm, about 5-7 minutes. Pour into glass storage container(s). Cover and chill to keep. Use within 2 weeks.