Strawberry Honey Jam
Just 4 natural ingredients - no white sugar or pectin required!
of fresh strawberries
small granny smith apples
of freshly squeezed lemon juice
about 1/2 of a large lemon
Hull strawberries and cut in each strawberry in half (or quarters if large), place in a large stockpot
Cut the sides of the apples away from the core and grate the apple leaving the skins on. (I used my food processor) Place in pot with the strawberries.
Juice a lemon until you get 1 1/2 tablespoons of juice and poor into the stock pot.
Pour the honey into the pot and stir.
Heat mixture on high until boiling stirring occasionally. As soon as the mixture begins to boil, reduce heat to medium low to simmer.
Simmer for approximately 15 minutes until the strawberries become soft. Using a potato masher, mash the strawberries so there are no recognizable sections. If you have an immersion blender, you can use this instead.
Simmer for another 15-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. The longer the mixture simmers, the thicker the consistency. (Remember, this will not be as thick as the consistency made with sugar and/or pectin).
Strawberry Honey Jam can either be placed in freezer safe jars, or canned using a water bath for 10 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms