BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Strawberry Balsamic Jam

  • Prep Time 10 minutes (plus 1 hour waiting)
  • Cook Time 1 hour
  • Estimated Cost $6.50
  • 49 Comments

As summer begins to wind down, and the nights start to get cooler (or, if you live in San Francisco like I do, they remain at the cool, steady 62 degrees they have been since April), I find myself already feeling wistful for easy summer living: flowy sundresses, refreshing seasonal beers, and fresh, beautiful summer fruit, at the peak of ripeness.

Pretty soon it will be too cold to wear those sundresses, and, before we know it, we'll be eagerly awaiting the release of fall and winter brews at the local taphouse. 

And, yes, nobody will be able to shut up about the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

But there is still time, my friends, to enjoy sweet summer fruit. Even better, if you have a couple of hours to spare, there is time to put that wonderful fruit in a time capsule so you can enjoy it all year round. I'm talking about homemade jam here.

This simple strawberry jam is made a touch more sophisticated with the additions of tart-balsamic vinegar and spicy, freshly cracked black pepper, which play so nicely with sweet strawberries, but if you are a sucker for the plain stuff, feel free to omit them. Additionally, this jam jells up the old-fashioned way, requiring no pectin, and relying instead on sugar, lemon juice, and time. Make enough of it now, and you can go ahead and cross holiday gifting off your to-do list. 

This jam is phenomenal spread on toast, but my favorite way to eat it is with something savory, such as creamy, mild cheeses (think goat cheese, triple creme, or even regular cream cheese), or as a glaze for roast chicken (use it in place of the balsamic sauce in this recipe).

I recommend using 1/2-pint mason jars (or equivalent) with fitted lids and seal rings, but if you plan on using the jam immediately, feel free to simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and chopped $6
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar Pantry
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 3 tablespoons juice) $0.50 for a whole lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Pantry
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Pantry 
  • Pinch of salt Pantry

 

Recipe Serves 30

Directions

  1. Combine the strawberries and sugar in a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Let sit for 1 hour.
  3. Wash with soap and hot water, and thoroughly dry 6 1/2-pint mason jars (or equivalent) with fitted lids and sealing rings. Set aside.
  4. Combine the sugar-strawberry mixture and lemon juice in a medium pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer until the jam begins to jell, about 30 minutes.
  6. Add the pepper and balsamic vinegar, and salt to the jam. Stir well and cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
  8. Remove the jam from heat.
  9. Ladle the jam into the prepared mason jars and seal the lids tightly.
  10. Submerge the sealed jars into the boiling water for 10 minutes to form a good seal (do this in batches if your pot isn't big enough to boil all 3 jars at once).
  11. At this point, the jam may be used once cooled, though it is best after at least 24 hours.
  12. Store the jam for up to a year.

Leave a Comment

Textile help (For formatting your comment)

What They're Saying

clevelandpoet, on Aug 25, 08:50 AM, wrote:

I tried to write a haiku about this but it just kept being things like so tasty looking or this is my jam jokes.

but seriously I need this in my life.

Sarah, on Sep 1, 08:05 PM, wrote:

Oh I miss summer already :( I’ve yet try to try making jam but this seems super easy but delicious! Thanks for the recipe and congrats on the success of Young and Hungry!

Sarah
thesloppyperfectionist.blogspot.com

Faina of CuceeSprouts.com, on Sep 2, 12:03 PM, wrote:

Hi

I took your Jamming class this past weekend. It was fun – thank you :)

I mentioned my cooking blog – take a look if you are interested! http://www.CuceeSprouts.com

:)
Faina (I mean Cucee Sprouts)

Zapya for PC, on Dec 7, 06:30 AM, wrote:

wonderful post it is. Thanks for it zzzz

webtradez, on Apr 12, 05:33 AM, wrote:

nice

http://www.mantravashikaran.com/vashikaran-mantra
http://www.mantravashikaran.com/vashikaran-mantra-for-love/
http://www.vashikaranmantra.co.in
http://www.delhihaircare.com/hair-transplant.html
http://www.delhihaircare.com/fue-hair-transplant.html
http://www.vashikaranexpert.com/
http://www.vashikaranspecialists.co.uk/
http://www.vashikaranspecialists.co.uk/love-marriage-specialist/
http://www.vashikaranspecialists.co.uk/vashikaran-expert/
http://www.webtradez.com
http://www.webtradez.com/website-designing.html

Buy Generic Viagra, on Apr 20, 06:54 AM, wrote:

I am so so intelligent to buy generics from online

mia, on May 19, 01:43 AM, wrote:

The first time I see it, I’ve been tempted and want to eat it right away

lineforpc, on Aug 31, 12:43 AM, wrote:

but seriously I need this in my life.

gta 5 money hacks, on Sep 28, 06:58 PM, wrote:

Good read. I find out something totally new and challenging on articles I stumbleupon regular. It’s always fascinating to read information posted by editors and use a little from their web sites.

download gta 5, on Sep 28, 07:23 PM, wrote:

Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon each day. It’s always interesting to read through content material posted by freelance writers and practice a little from their websites.

generate money gta 5, on Sep 28, 09:25 PM, wrote:

Good post. I learn something totally new and difficult on webpages I stumbleupon day to day. It’s always useful to learn content material posted by internet writers and practice a little something from other online websites.

gta 5 money hack, on Sep 29, 02:12 AM, wrote:

Good read. I find out something new and difficult on blogs I stumbleupon regular. It’s always useful to study content material from the authors and practice a little from their web-sites.

gta 5 rp hack, on Sep 29, 09:13 AM, wrote:

Good post. I find out something totally new and challenging on articles I stumbleupon daily. It’s always fascinating to study content from the author`s and use a little something from their online sites.

gta 5 cheats, on Sep 29, 11:13 PM, wrote:

Nice post. I find out something totally new and difficult on websites I stumbleupon day-to-day. It will always be exciting to read simple things written content posted by authors and practice a little something from their web-sites.

gta 5 money generator, on Oct 2, 07:02 AM, wrote:

Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon daily. It will always be helpful to study articles from the other freelance writers and practice something from their websites.

gta 5 generator, on Oct 9, 01:00 AM, wrote:

Good post. I find out something totally new and challenging on webpages I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be useful you just read information from other authors and practice a little something from their web sites.

gta 5 online hack, on Oct 9, 02:02 PM, wrote:

Good post. I find out something new and difficult on webpages I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always useful to read simple things information posted by internet writers and practice a little something of their sites.

judi togel, on Oct 15, 12:01 PM, wrote:

I love this recipe!!

420 clothing indonesia, on Oct 16, 09:06 PM, wrote:

Good read. I find out something totally new and difficult on webpages I stumbleupon day to day. It’s always fascinating to study content material from the other authors and use something of their internet sites.

gta 5 rp hack, on Oct 19, 02:20 AM, wrote:

Good post. I learn something new and difficult on websites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be interesting to learn articles from other freelance writers and use something from other online sites.

gta 5 cheats, on Oct 19, 09:32 AM, wrote:

Good read. I learn something totally new and difficult on websites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be fascinating to read simple things material from other author`s and use a little of their sites.

gta 5 money hacks, on Oct 19, 03:43 PM, wrote:

Nice post. I find out something new and challenging on articles I stumbleupon day-to-day. It will always be exciting you just read written content from the other authors and practice a little something of their internet sites.

gta 5 money hack, on Oct 19, 04:55 PM, wrote:

Good post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon daily. It’s always helpful to study material from their author`s and practice something from their online websites.

hack gta V, on Oct 19, 05:36 PM, wrote:

Good post. I learn something new and difficult on personal blogs I stumbleupon day to day. It’s always useful to read simple things content from the authors and use something from their websites.

gta hack, on Oct 19, 08:16 PM, wrote:

Good post. I learn something new and difficult on websites I stumbleupon each day. It will always be fascinating to read material from all other authors and practice a little of their web sites.

generate money gta 5, on Oct 20, 04:21 AM, wrote:

Nice post. I find out something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon day-to-day. It will always be interesting to read simple things articles from the copy writers and practice a little something of their internet sites.

gta 5 generate money, on Oct 20, 05:58 AM, wrote:

Good read. I learn something totally new and challenging on webpages I stumbleupon day-to-day. It’s always interesting to read through content from other authors and use something from their internet sites.

download hack, on Oct 20, 11:44 AM, wrote:

Good read. I find out something totally new and challenging on personal blogs I stumbleupon every day. It’s always exciting to read simple things written content from all other writers and practice something from their websites.

gta 5 rp hack, on Oct 20, 01:41 PM, wrote:

Good read. I find out something totally new and difficult on articles I stumbleupon each day. It’s always helpful you just read written content from the copy writers and practice a little from their sites.

gta 5 hack, on Oct 20, 06:53 PM, wrote:

Nice post. I find out something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be helpful to read content material from all other editors and use a little from other web-sites.

gta 5 money hack, on Oct 21, 12:52 AM, wrote:

Good post. I find out something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It will always be helpful to study written content from the other editors and use something from their web sites.

gta 5 money cheat, on Oct 21, 02:40 AM, wrote:

Good post. I learn something new and difficult on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It will always be helpful to learn information from the other internet writers and practice a little something of their web sites.

gta 5 hack, on Oct 21, 03:50 AM, wrote:

Good post. I find out something totally new and challenging on articles I stumbleupon day to day. It’s always helpful to read through material from other internet writers and use something from their web sites.

gta 5 cheats, on Oct 21, 04:37 AM, wrote:

Good post. I find out something new and difficult on webpages I stumbleupon each day. It will always be fascinating to read simple things content material from the copy writers and use a little of their online sites.

kush cloting, on Oct 21, 05:35 PM, wrote:

Good post. I find out something totally new and challenging on articles I stumbleupon daily. It’s always intriguing to read simple things content from all other authors and practice something of their internet sites.

kush cloting, on Oct 21, 05:39 PM, wrote:

Good post. I learn something new and difficult on webpages I stumbleupon daily. It’s always helpful to learn content material from all other freelance writers and use a little from their internet sites.

kush cloting, on Oct 21, 06:37 PM, wrote:

Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on webpages I stumbleupon each day. It will always be interesting to learn content from the other internet writers and use something of their web sites.

kush cloting, on Oct 21, 08:35 PM, wrote:

Nice post. I find out something new and difficult on articles I stumbleupon each day. It’s always interesting to read information from their writers and use a little something of their sites.

kush cloting, on Oct 22, 04:23 AM, wrote:

Good read. I find out something totally new and difficult on sites I stumbleupon each day. It’s always intriguing to learn content from the writers and use a little something from other web sites.

kush cloting, on Oct 23, 05:37 PM, wrote:

Good read. I learn something totally new and difficult on articles I stumbleupon every day. It will always be exciting to study material from all other freelance writers and use something from other websites.

kush cloting, on Oct 23, 08:12 PM, wrote:

Good read. I learn something new and challenging on personal blogs I stumbleupon regular. It’s always interesting to read through material posted by internet writers and practice a little of their web-sites.

Yahoo Support, on Oct 27, 10:25 PM, wrote:

Thank You for sharing such a great recipes! Keep sharing!!

windows tech support, on Oct 31, 02:42 AM, wrote:

Technical support may be delivered over by phone or a tool where users can log a call or incident. Larger organizations frequently have internal technical support available to their staff for computer-related problems.
<a href=“http://windowssupport.withtank.com/”> Windows tech support </a>

ms office 365 installation support number, on Nov 1, 12:50 AM, wrote:

wow what a lovely post. i like it.

chrome support number, on Nov 2, 02:42 AM, wrote:

thanks for sharing.

chrome tech support, on Nov 3, 12:32 AM, wrote:

thanks for sharing.

hack fifa 18 hack, on Nov 7, 08:11 AM, wrote:

Good post. I find out something new and difficult on articles I stumbleupon daily. It’s always intriguing to read through written content from other author`s and practice a little from their sites.

situs judi poker, on Nov 11, 06:24 PM, wrote:

but seriously I need this in my life.

hookup apps , on Nov 14, 02:29 AM, wrote:

nice post thanks for sharing.