Low sugar, no pectin strawberry ginger jam, that is ready in minutes – did I get your attention?
Making pickles and jams – a summer ritual at my home. Strawberries are an absolute favourite for both DD and me. And DH loves strawberry jam. But we are not a fan of store brought jams as they are too sweet for our liking. We love strawberry jam that tastes like strawberry and not like sugar. So I make it at home to suit our taste buds.
Last week on our regular trip to the local farmers market, I found some amazingly fresh and juicy strawberries. Sure enough, I grabbed a whole lot of them for the jam. But unlike every year, this time I made it with a small difference by adding in some ginger to it. And it tasted absolutely divine. The flavour of ginger was so subtle, yet so refreshing. This is going to be our regular one now.
To make this jam, I mix together sugar, strawberries, ginger, lemon zest, and lemon juice. I then boil it, bring it to the setting point, and store them in sterilised jars. Simple enough, you say. Then let’s get started!
Homemade strawberry ginger jam
Strawberry ginger jam
Strawberry ginger jam ready minutes
Strawberry ginger jam step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Hull the strawberries and cut them
2. Take sugar, ginger, lemon zest, lemon juice in a large pot
3. Bring the mix to a rapid boil
4. The jam is not set
5. Almost there
6. The jam is set
Tastes absolutely delicious on toast