Well all over Facebook you can find people posting videos with recipes. One that I had saved but kept on popping up all over was the three ingredient strawberry jam.
It looked amazing as an end product. It looked pretty easy to make. It didn’t look like it would take a long time; well that is other than the cool down period that requires waiting and patience’s. It was also healthy! I mean seriously – it is just three ingredients and they are not unhealthy ingredients either.
Since our family goes through a ton of nut butters and jelly and jam I thought it would be the perfect recipe to try. And I wasn’t only going to try it, I was going to double it because if it was good, it would not last in this house. So I was going all in! If I could make a jam that is healthy, easy, and quick I would be over the moon.
The original recipe came from: The Busy Baker
Keep in mind that when you watch my video all the ingredients you see we doubled per the first recipe:
Three Ingredient Strawberry Jam
- 2 lbs Fresh Strawberries
- 1/2 Cup Raw Honey (you can lesson by 2 tablespoons if you have ripened to perfection strawberries)
- 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
- Jars For Storing
- Clean, hull and slice strawberries
- Put strawberries into warmed saucepan (medium heat)
- Add honey to saucepan
- When strawberries start to soften stir them in the juice and honey
- As the berries start to fall apart break them apart even more with a potato masher
- Stirring continually let the berries and honey come to a slow boil
- When you have big bubbles you will add the chia seeds
- Chia seeds will help the jam become the jam.
- Stir continually (low heat) for 15 minutes
- Remove from stove
Now if you like chunks of fruit in your jam you can put it into your jars and then in the refrigerator. But if you are like 99% of my family and like smooth with no chunks you are going to want to do the next step before you put it into the jars.
- Put your jam into the blender and pulse it a few times
- Poor the jam into your jars
- Put cover on
- Put it in the fridge
Now Chrissie (The Busy Baker) talks about how it is not jam like when it is hot. That was very true – it was more like soup! However a few hours in the fridge and it was all good to go.
I will make the recommendation that if you want to be able to enjoy it sooner, you a few smaller jars instead of one big jar. I had put our families in a large jar and a gift for a friend in a smaller jar. The smaller jar was cooled and ready to eat much faster than ours. So we were tormented with waiting for ours to cool down.
A couple other notes: there are no preservatives so this must be kept in the fridge and it will last about 2 weeks. Unless your household is like mine then you don’t need to worry about when you made it because it will be gone before the two weeks are up!
Want a more in-depth instruction? Head over to The Busy Baker site!