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Free Healthy Recipe - All-natural strawberry jam

Dairy free, Gluten free, Low carbohydrate, Low fat, Low sugar, Wheat Free

This is a great recipe to make when strawberries are cheap. It uses maple syrup as a natural sweetener and is pectin free. Because it's free of the masses of sugar required to make traditional jam it is not preserved and will not store indefinitely.
Store the jam in small jars so the jam is used up within a week and store any extra jars in the freezer to take out when needed.

Ingredients
4 punnets strawberries, washed and hulled
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tbs lemon zest
¼ cup lemon juice

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Method

Place the strawberries in a pan and mash them to a pulp with a potato masher.
Add the maple syrup, lemon zest and lemon juic.
Bring the mixture to the boil over a medium heat, stirring occasionally until the jam thickens. If your berries are very soft and juicy, it could take up to 45 minutes.
To test whether the jam is ready or not, spoon some onto a small spoon and place in the freezer for five minutes. If the jam remains on the spoon when the spoon is turned on it's side it is ready. If not continue to boil and retest in another 6 minutes or so.
Allow to cool then transfer into clean sterilized and store in the fridge and use within 1 week.
Store the rest of the jars in the freezer.

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 60 mins
Ready in: 90 mins


Suitable for:
Sauce/Condiment, Side Dish

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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 45 kj
Calories 11 kcal
Total Carbohydrate 2 g
Fibre 0.5 g