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Strawberry jam with black peppercorns

Not too sweet, slightly sour and very delicious strawberry jam.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Condiment
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Healthy, Plant-based
Keyword: Breakfast, Jam
Servings: 1 4oz. jar
Author: Shelly
Cost: $3

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • ½ cup coconut sugar* - or cane sugar
  • 5 - 10 pepper corns
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Instructions

  • Rinse the strawberries, remove their stem and quarter. Put them with the sugar and black peppercorns into a heavy-bottom saucepan, on a medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then lower the heat to medium-low. Cook for about 20 - 25 minutes (depends on how ripe the strawberries are), giving it a quick stir every now and again with a wooden spoon. While the liquid gradually thickens, the strawberries will soften.
  • Add lemon juice and continue to cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Be careful to not let the jam burn in the bottom of the pot!
  • Remove from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes, then carefully spoon the jam into a jar. Cover with the lid and store in the fridge up to 1 week**.
  • You can remove the black peppercorns if you like, we keep them in.

Notes

*If you have a sweet tooth you might want to add extra sugar.
**Since the recipe is low in sugar and contains no preservatives, it wouldn't last more than a week, therefor I don't recommend to make a lot of it. To make it last long you need to put extra sugar (at least half of the amount of the fruit) or add a natural preservative such as citric acid.