Strawberry Jam

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Spring is here! Time flies, I  can’t believe it’s April already. I love to see the flowers blooming and to hear the birds singing, don’t you?!

With this nice weather,  I already start feeling the coming of fresh ingredients that we will be arriving soon; raspberries, blueberries, asparagus, tomatoes, etc. and etc.! Can’t wait!

Today at the supermarket,  I saw these gorgeous  strawberries. I could have just eaten them right there they smelled so good. I had a craving for strawberry jam, so I made it! So easy to make at home and  usually a lot healthier too. Seriously, you will want to forget about supermarket jellies, jams or whatever else they call them. This recipe includes lemon, strawberries and some sugar. Boom, done! Lets do it!

Strawberry Jam

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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Keyword: fresas, Fruit, jam, mermelada, strawberry, Strawberry jam
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 2 Ibs Strawberries Use ripe strawberries
  • 1 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 4 oz Lemon Juice 1 medium lemon


  • Cut the strawberries into chunks and place them in a pot with 1 1/2 cups sugar and the lemon juice. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low heat.
  • Simmer for about 1 hour on low heat. Stir once in a while.
  • Half way thru, mash the mixture with a masher. I love to find chunks of fruit in my jam.
  • Dribble some of the jam onto a wooden spoon and wait a few seconds for it to cool. Run your finger through the jam. If it makes a clear path through the jam and doesn’t fill in, then the jam in ready.
  • Move the jam from the heat and transfer to a clean jar. Cover and cool completely before moving the jam to the fridge for long-term storage.
  • Enjoy and Bon Profit!
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Strawberry Jam

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Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Bon profit!

6 thoughts on “Strawberry Jam

    1. You should try to make jam, its really easy. Once you do it you will never buy jam from the store!:)

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