Here's a quick and easy recipe for fresh strawberry jam that I hope you'll make over and over again. It only takes about 15 minutes and I think the flavor is just incomparable to the jarred stuff, but you be the judge. And, unlike the jarred stuff, you'll know exactly what's going in it: just strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Serve these with your favorite scones, croissants, or just some plain toast in the morning.Since this isn't a sterilized product, it is probably a good idea to treat it like any other perishable food product, however. Refrigerate any unused portion and consume within a few days. Enjoy!  Disclaimer: I did not make the croissant.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup finely chopped fresh strawberries, preferably organic
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • juice of 1/2 of lemon

Preparation

Step 1

In a small saucepot, combine the strawberries and sugar and cook over medium heat until the sugar has melted and the strawberries have mostly dissolved, about 10 minutes.

Step 2

Remove from the heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in the lemon juice and serve immediately or refrigerate.