I’ve been wanting to try making Jam without so much sugar. The best natural substitute for sugar seems to be honey, however, honey is very expensive. Recently I was given a bunch of honey form the hives on my in-laws property. Finding myself honey rich, I decided to finally try out a natural jam. I found this simple recipe and decided to give it a try.
Strawberry Freezer Jam with Honey
makes 4-5 pints
- 4 c. crushed strawberries
- 2 1/2 c. honey
- 1 box of Sure Jell
- 4 Tbs cornstarch
- 1 c. water
Wash, stem and crush strawberries using food processor or potato smasher. Measure out and pour 4 cups of strawberries into a bowl and set aside.
In a pan, mix honey and sure jell. Mix water and cornstarch until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Add water/cornstarch mix to honey. Bring to a rolling boil. Allow to boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Mix into strawberry mixture until well blended.
Pour strawberry jam into clean jars, leaving 1-2 inches of head space to allow for jam to expand during freezing. Allow to stand at room temp. for 24 hours. Cover and place in freezer.
I think this recipe turned out very tasty. Its a bit runny for a jam, but since I use my freezer jam more often as a sweeter for plain yogurt, I don’t mind mine being more syrupy. I think one might try perhaps adding a few tablespoons more of cornstarch to achieve a better consistency.