Spicy Small Batch Strawberry Jam
This delicious, small-batch strawberry jam recipe requires no canning equipment, no pectin, and less than 30 minutes to make. Thanks to a spicy twist, it also bursts with flavor and tastes great!
As much as I love canning and I have cozy memories of days spent in the kitchen putting up preserves, I have difficulty finding the time to do such things with my own children. Moreover, I am always curious about exploring new combinations and flavors. So, I have trouble committing to big batches.
Enter fresh, seasonal, small-batch jams. With recipes like this one, I can make the most of the season’s bounty and enjoy a bit of variety too. Better yet, this quick, small recipe calls for significantly less sugar than a traditional jam recipe.
This jam is a lot more like a conserve than a traditional strawberry jam. It is filled with fruit, not sugar.
Spicing It Up!
I was inspired to spice up my jams when I was in Paris a few years ago. One of my favorite gourmet food shops offered me a taste of their strawberry jam. One bite of this unusual jam hooked me because it was aromatic with spices. In fact, the jam was seasoned with garam masala, a classic Indian spice mix!
Considering my love affair with spices, I don’t know why I never thought of that! So, having recently prepared my Chinese Five Spice Powder to share with you, I decided to add it to this year’s jam. The results? Delicious!! Bon appétit!