Confiture de Fraises (Strawberry Jam)

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Strawberry jam is on every French table at breakfast, for the most traditional national petit déjeuner: simple baguette with butter and jam.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 15 hours 20 minutes

Serves: 44

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. strawberries, cut in half
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp. lemon juice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, Combine strawberries with sugar and lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap and leave for at least 12 hours.
  • In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, pour the strawberry mixture and bring slowly to a boil over medium-low heat. Stir well with a wooden spatula.
  • When bubbles start appearing, take the strawberries out of the pot with a slotted spoon, and put them back in the large bowl.
  • When the sugar mixture reaches 220°F, or the “pearl moment” (a drop of the jam keeps its round shape on a cold plate), put the strawberries back in the saucepan. Stir well and cook for 15 minutes on very low heat. Then take the pot off the heat and pour the jam into jars, leaving ½ " headspace on top before sealing.
  • Put the jars head down and let them cool for a few hours before storing or tasting the jam.

Recipe Information

Serves: 44

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. strawberries, cut in half
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp. lemon juice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, Combine strawberries with sugar and lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap and leave for at least 12 hours.
  • In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, pour the strawberry mixture and bring slowly to a boil over medium-low heat. Stir well with a wooden spatula.
  • When bubbles start appearing, take the strawberries out of the pot with a slotted spoon, and put them back in the large bowl.
  • When the sugar mixture reaches 220°F, or the “pearl moment” (a drop of the jam keeps its round shape on a cold plate), put the strawberries back in the saucepan. Stir well and cook for 15 minutes on very low heat. Then take the pot off the heat and pour the jam into jars, leaving ½ " headspace on top before sealing.
  • Put the jars head down and let them cool for a few hours before storing or tasting the jam.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories60
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium0mg
Total Carbohydrate16g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars15g
Protein0g