1/7/12

baked by clara: homemade strawberry-kiwi jam

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)
Stevia (optional)



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?

I noticed that I am 4 followers away from 1,500. That's crazy. I can't believe people actually like me.

Thanks for reading :)

8 comments:

  1. Mmmmm This looks amazing! And of Course people like you! You are amazing!

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  2. My mom makes jam all the time, I'll have to show her this.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. "I noticed that I am 4 followers away from 1,500. That's crazy. I can't believe people actually like me."
    LOLOLOLLL. It's statements like that that make people like you.

    So much noms!! I don't eat jam enough to warrant making it from scotch. Eh but I may if I have some downtime xP

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  4. So yummy, I should try my hand at making jam on day. You make it look so easy :)

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  5. My hobbies are just like yours... changing all the time! But that's what make it better!
    you should try strawberry-berry-rasperry jam!
    BTW I Love your blog!

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