Friday, August 22, 2008

Fresh Strawberry Jam

You can vary this easy low-sugar preserve by using other berry fruits instead of strawberries. Recipe is suitable to microwave and makes 1 cup.


8 ounces (250 g) strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 level teaspoon gelatin soaked in 1 1/2 tablespoons water
2 sachets Equal or other artificial sweetener equivalent to 4 level teaspoons sugar


1. Place strawberries in saucepan with water and lemon juice.
2. Cover, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes, or microwave on High for 5 minutes.
3. Mash fruit slightly and stand for 10 minutes.
4. Dissolve gelatin according to instructions on packet, add to fruit.
5. Stir in sweetener.
6. Pour into a clean hot jar. Cover, cool and refrigerate.

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