BERRY BERRY CLEAN JAM
I (raw vegan) haven't had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a long while... and for that matter neither has my honey Ryan (not a raw vegan but he eats what I make, which is; raw, high raw, vegan. So... this week I decided whip up something yummy. I wanted to test out a "clean" (NO artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives, chemicals, or gmo's) strawberry jam recipe. Oh man! This is a hit! Home run, in fact... I used Strawberries here but I have since also tried it using a combo of strawberries and blackberries. So use what you like...
Ingredients6 cups organic berries
3oz. fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup raw organic honey
InstructionsHull strawberries and cut in each strawberry in half (or quarters if large), place in a large pot. Juice a lemon until you get 3oz. of juice and poor into the pot. Pour the honey into the pot and stir. Heat mixture on high until boiling stirring occasionally. As soon as the mixture begins to boil, reduce heat to medium low to simmer. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes until the strawberries become soft. Using a potato masher, mash the strawberries so there are no recognizable sections. If you have an immersion blender, you can use that instead.
Simmer for another 15-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. The longer the mixture simmers, the thicker the consistency. Remember, the consistency will not be as thick as jams made with sugar and/or pectin but a super close contender and without the nasty ingredients.
Berry Berry Clean Jam can either be placed in freezer safe jars, or canned using a water bath for 10 minutes.
This was one of the easiest recipes I have ever done, not to mention the yummiest... and can easily be cut in half or less for smaller portions.