Photo: Roberto Caruso
It’s a pretty safe bet your kids will be keen to help with this recipe if you let them smash the berries.
2 pints strawberries, (about 5 cups), hulled and chopped
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 45-g packet freezer-jam pectin, such as Bernardin
2 tsp lemon zest
Crush strawberries with a potato masher in a large bowl to make about 4 1/2 cups.
Combine sugar with pectin and zest in another large bowl. Stir strawberries into sugar mixture until combined. Let stand for 3 min, then stir well. Ladle into 5 clean 1-cup canning jars, leaving ½-in. headspace from rims. Wipe rims clean, then apply lids tightly. Let stand for 30 min. Jam will be very softly set. Store in fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 1 year.
Protein 1g, Carbohydrates 5g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 6mg.
Originally published in the Today’s Parent June 2016 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.