Monday, June 6, 2022

Microwave Strawberry Jam



I'm a homemade jam maker for years upon years, and always can my jam.  However, I saw a recipe for a microwave jam and wanted to try it.  It makes a small batch and would be great for those of you who are intimidated by canning.  This is so easy and very fresh and tasty!  

 

I used my favorite luncheon plate that goes to my Mikasa set, called Berry Delight.


Although I believe this is a coffee cup, I still used it for tea.


This little sweetie, Hayden, had her first dance recital.


Big sister, Harper, was a great supporter!


Colorful flowers were in order for the first performance.



Yield: 1/2 cup-3/4 cup jam
Author: Kitty, but recipe is from King Arthur Baking
Microwave Strawberry Jam

Microwave Strawberry Jam

This a great beginner jam recipe, that makes a small batch and doesn't require canning. You can try other berries, or berry/fruit combos, besides strawberries. If you can't eat the entire batch in a week, freeze some of it to pull out later, leaving 1/2" headspace for expansion.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced if large (you can also pulse in a food processor)
  • 1/3-1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Stir all the ingredients together in a large microwave safe bowl. Make sure your bowl is large enough because mixture really boils far up into the bowl.
  2. Place the mixture into the microwave and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir gently but thoroughly.
  4. If the mixture hasn't become sauce-like and syrupy, cook for an traditional 5 minutes, which I had to do. You want the jam to start to thicken. If it's still to watery/juicy, continue to cook in 2 minute increments. After 10 minutes of cooling, the jam will start to thicken more.
  5. Stir one time more, and then refrigerate. Chill for several hours and preferably overnight, before serving.

Notes

Besides using this on toast, English muffins, scones, etc., you could use it as a sauce on ice cream, cheesecakes, too.


Thank you for your visit!  xo



25 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Hayden on her first dance recital! What a little sweetie she is. Love the photos of you and Harper too. Our local strawberry patches are opening this week, and boy do I love strawberry jam. I put it on everything. Have a nice week Kitty.

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  2. The strawberry jam looks delicious, Kitty. Cute little strawberry dish. How sweet little Hayden looks in her pretty dancing dress. How fabulous you have been making your own jam for years. Home made jam is always so much tastier than the store bought ones.

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  3. I am very intimidated by the process of canning but have tried making freezer jam before; we'll definitely have to try microwave jam this summer with some fresh strawberries. Your granddaughter looks adorable for her recital.

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  4. This does sound really easy Kitty, can't wait to try it! Thanks:@)

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  5. That's a nice method and a great way to have fresh strawberry jam. I have never made nor canned jam. I sure have eaten my fair share. Your little granddaughter is so cute in her dancing outfit. 💐

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  6. What an easy way to make strawberry jam and I'll bet it tastes so fresh! Your granddaughters are so adorable, Kitty!

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  7. Your strawberry jam sounds good and is simple.Years ago, when we lived in Alaska. I picked raspberries and made freezer jam but I got it too sweet. It is a good memory but I haven't made any more after that time.
    Your Hayden is adorable. How special to have such a supportive grandmother.

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  8. Hayden is such a doll Kitty with those eyes and that smile! Harper is adorable too, you can tell they are sisters. That's a wonderful photo of the two of you! Your jam sounds delicious and so easy too. Hope you're staying cool. ♥

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  9. Any cup could be used for tea!

    Your granddaughters are too cute posing on the "red carpet".

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  10. I am not a canner Kitty, it has always intimidated me, but this I could do!! It sounds wonderful, and a great way to use up strawberries that are past their prime! Your dancer looks so pretty!! Both girls sure know how to pose!
    Jenna

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  11. That jam sounds wonderful and so easy! Great way to use up leftover berries! Your sweet little Hayden is so cute in her dance outfit. I am sure she was the perfect dancer. And her big sister is lovely too. What a blessing to be able to enjoy such events with your grandchildren! Thank you for sharing this with us. I enjoyed this very much.

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  12. Oh my! I am going to have to try this. Sounds wonderful and so easy. My mom always made strawberry jam...the old fashioned way with Certo...and would purposely make it thin, so we wouldn't load too much on our toast. ha We loved it on ice cream too. Love all your pretty pictures...and all you pretty girls! Thanks for sharing. Pinning and making soon! XO

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  13. Kitty, the jam looks delicious. I may try making some. Congratulations to that cutie, Hayden. How exciting! Love the photo of the two of you. Adorable!

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  14. Hayden looks so sweet in her tutu with the colorful flowers. The jam method would be great for just a little jam. I still can mine. That's such a pretty teacup and is perfect with the berry plate.

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  15. Love this and love that little dancer!! So cute!

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  16. Kitty, such a pretty setting with your "Berry Delight" pattern. The grands are such cuties and I always enjoy seeing you pictured with them. The strawberry jam microwave recipe sounds easy. I like it makes a small batch. Hope you are enjoying the week, Flooding here this afternoon!

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  17. Your little sweeties are beautiful! And your lovely meal looks so pretty in your gorgeous china. Thank you for sharing, Kitty! Sounds delish!! ♥

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  18. I love your little waterfall Kitty ;) And that jam looks amazing! I love making refrigerator jam on the stove - but never thought about using the microwave. Way more efficient. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo

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  19. Definitely count me among those who are 1))% terrified at the very thought of canning! Both parents were expert at it. Me? Total dud! It's good to know that there is an alternative. I have some berries in the fridge right now that would appreciate being turned to jam! And I can do this with other fruits? I'm thinking I might want to try apricots. My maternal grandparents had a couple of apricot trees on their side yard and always made delicious treats with the fruit. I'm going to give your recipe a whirl with some store-bought ones! Thank you, and congratulations to Hayden for getting through her first recital. I'm sure the colorful bouquet was a hit! Grandmama...you were looking fantabulous in your "Pretty Woman" polka-dot dress!!!!!

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  20. Wow! I'm in that camp of thise who are intimidated by canning, so this looks wonderful. Thanks, Kitty, pinning! Hayden looks so enthusiastic about her recital, I know that had to be fun to celebrate with her!

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  21. Aw, little Hayden is just precious! I'm glad you shared this recipe. I must try it! Sending love & hugs your way, sweet friend.

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  22. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Kitty. I am not a canner, so this is something I could try! Such sweet photos of you and your little grand-girls. How exciting to have a first recital. She looks adorable. Love your strawberry dish and pretty tea setting. Sending hugs xo K

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  23. I've never done canning before although my mom used to do it. This jam made in the microwave sound pretty easy to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Your granddaughters are so adorable Kitty.

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