Strawberry Jam

This is the easiest Jam you will ever make, if you ever happen to buy 2 lbs of fresh strawberries just coz they looked good in the store and were on sale, I am not saying that happened to me, just assume if that will be nice to know how to make this jam. Once you make this jam, you can find 100 ways to use it, like on toast on a warm croissant with butter or as a filling in cakes, it tastes divine and will surely win you some cool brownie points...
I followed my moms recipe of making Amba Muramba/ Mango Preserve and replaced the Mango with chopped Strawberries ..Do not make very small pieces, they will mash up as they get cooked .

For the Strawberry Jam you will need;

4 Cups Chopped Strawberries
2 cups sugar
1 Tsp Lemon Juice--OPTIONAL

In a wide bowl, take the diced strawberries in a pot and add sugar to it. Keep aside for an hour or so.. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, mix together the strawberry and sugar mixture, and one tspn lemon juice. Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil, stirring often. When Cooked and the jam starts sticking to the sides of the pan, remove from heat and cool.
Transfer to hot sterile jars and seal. Process in a water bath. If the jam is going to be eaten right away, don't bother with processing, and just refrigerate after its cold enough.

**We like chunky jams, but if you don't like it to be chunky, run it through a food mill while still hot and then store it in a bottle

Make jam and let there be peace in the world.. at least it makes peace in Ashland!!!

Love Ash
PS. I am sending this jam to the Healing with Berries Event.
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