Microwave Strawberry Jam
500g strawberries, washed, hulled, chopped
1 cup white sugar
1 large lemon, juiced
Place strawberries into a 3-litre capacity heatproof microwave-safe bowl (such as Pyrex). Add sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Microwave, uncovered, for 4 minutes on High/100%. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Microwave for a further 15 minutes on High/100%, (jam should still be a little runny) or until jam reaches setting point. (see note). Spoon hot jam into hot sterilised jars. Seal. Turn jars upside down for 2 minutes. Turn upright and allow to cool. Once opened, store in the fridge for up to 2 months.
Note: To test jam: before starting the cooking process place two saucers in the freezer. After 15 minutes, take one sauce from the freezer and pour a teaspoon of jam onto the saucer. If the jam sets and stays when the saucer is turned upside down then it is set. If not cook in 5 minutes bursts, checking each time, until setting point is reached.
11/1/2022 05:53:28 pm
Just watched your YouTube on making jam. So good. Thank you so much, you’ve convinced me to try some.
11/1/2022 06:02:13 pm
Making jam in the microwave is so easy - no more burned jam pots! Best to do it in smaller batches, unless you have a very, very big microwave safe bowl - at least 5 litres in size. It also means you can do a batch of jam while you're prepping dinner, which I often do. Hope you do try it, let me know how you go.
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