Thursday, July 03, 2014

Strawberry Jam (Pectin Free, Refined Sugar Free, Colour Free and Gelatin Free)

I always have a hard time finding jam that doesn't contain sugar, pectin, colour or gelatin.  After a huge mess and a few batches later, I am happy with the results.  This jam is not too sweet, tastes like strawberries and has a smooth consistency.
Ingredients (makes approximately 2 cups)

  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 8-10 dates
  • 1/2 tablespoon psyllium husk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch sea salt

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth, of if you prefer some strawberry pieces then leave some or all strawberries out.  
  2. Add all ingredients into a medium size pot. 
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.  Reduce heat and cook for another 10-15 minutes until some liquid has been reduced.  Jam will thicken as it cools.
  4. Transfer to a hot sterile jar, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch space and seal.  Turn jar upside down and place in fridge or a water bath. If the jam is going to be eaten right away, don't bother with processing, and just refrigerate.

1 comment:

  1. Yummm! It looks delicious. I may need to invite myself over to see if it tastes as good as it looks:)
    I hope your summer is going well so far.