Want to learn how to make strawberry jam? This homemade strawberry jam recipe is absolutely delicious, and so easy that it almost feels like cheating.
My husband and I call this homemade jam recipe "Margaret's Marvellous Microwave Method", in honour of our friend who first introduced us to it. "I've found this fantastic way of making jam", said Margaret one day, "and you won't believe how easy it is..."
Once I'd learned how to make jam this way, I had to agree that is (a) truly yummy (b) quite possibly the easiest recipe in the world. This recipe also works well with other berries.
Ingredients (makes 3 cups of jam)
If you like, you can add a squeeze of lemon juice, but that's strictly optional. Margaret's original recipe called for equal weights of fruit and sugar, but I like mine less sweet so I usually use only half as much. You can buy jam sugar in most supermarkets. It's just sugar with a little bit of pectin in it to help the jam set.
To make your jam look pretty, tie some coloured coloured fabric over the lid with a piece of ribbon, and make a nice label :-)
If you have a friend with a fondness for sweet spreads, then you might also like to have a look at my easy and delicious lemon curd recipe.