Strawberry season in full swing. Usual price would be around 3 to 4$ per box. Now I got an offer of 4 boxes 5$, I grabbed it immediately. Everyday we both have been munching them 🙂 Before it spoils, I wanted to make jam 😉 . Also wanted to avoid refined sugar, so I have used dates instead. A very simple and easy recipe. This is a simple home made jam, haven’t used pectin as thickening agent.
Strawberry : 1 1/2 cup Chopped to pieces
Dates : 1 cup (De seeded and chopped)
Lemon Juice : juice taken from 1/2 of a large.
Water : 1/2 cup
- In a saucepan, heat strawberry and dates. Strawberry leaves off juice. When it all combines well, stop and let it cool.
- As I found few dates was still chunky, I pureed this with 1/2 cup water. Add lemon juice as well.
- Again in saucepan, heat it till it combines well and a little thicker. This just take 5 mins.
Store in an airtight mason jar in refrigerator. You can also use honey instead of dates.