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Strawberry Honey Jam

Just 4 natural ingredients - no white sugar or pectin required!
Servings 8 half pints

Ingredients

  • 6 lbs strawberries
  • 3 cups local honey *see note
  • 2 small Granny Smith apples
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Hull strawberries and cut in each strawberry in half (or quarters if large), place in a large stockpot.

  2. 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.
  3. Pour the lemon juice and honey in the stock pot and stir.

  4. Heat mixture on high until boiling, stirring occasionally. As soon as the mixture begins to boil, reduce heat to medium low to simmer.

  5. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes until the strawberries become soft. Using a potato masher, mash the strawberries so there are no recognizable, whole sections. If you have an immersion blender, you can use this instead.

  6. Simmer for another 45-60 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).

Recipe Notes

*Decrease the amount of honey if using fresh picked or sweet strawberries or if your local honey is strong in flavor. Use 1 1/2-2 cups of honey instead of the full amount. 

Strawberry Honey Jam can either be placed in freezer safe jars, or canned using a hot water bath canner for 10 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms