All throughout my life, I have jumped from hobby to hobby. Be it makeup, knitting, painting, or nail polish, they all fade into each other and change like the seasons - slowly creeping away without much notice. Right now, my heart belongs to cooking/baking. If I can make anything, from scratch, I will. Almost all boxed/processed foods, no matter how healthy, have some extra ingredients that I can't pronounce. So I would much rather just make it myself and know everything that goes into it! And it's so much more fun that way. Enter: homemade jam.
You will need:
1lb fresh/thawed fruit
1/4c raw sugar
1/4 c water
lemon zest (not pictured)
For my 1lb of fruit, I used about a cup of strawberries and 3 large kiwis. Quarter your strawberries, peel and dice your kiwis.
Bring your water to a simmer in a small saucepan.
Throw in your fruit, sugar, and zest from about half of the lemon. Stir.
Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer/reduce for about 1 hour, to an hour and a half, until it's nice and thick. It won't have the exact consistency of store bought jam because of it's low sugar content. It'll look somewhat like this:
Stir in some Stevia if jam is not sweet enough. Let cool and store - I used an old jam jar.
Pretty damn easy, right?
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Thanks for reading :)