This simple strawberry jam is made with only two ingredients: strawberries and maple syrup. Be sure to start with super sweet berries and then let the jam gently simmer down until it’s a rich, deep red color. When stored in jars, this jam will keep for two weeks in your fridge. You can also freeze it in small batches for enjoying later. It’s delicious paired with my easy crepe recipe or homemade banana pancakes.

Strawberry Jam from The 52 New Foods Challenge

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yields 1 cup of jam

1. Wash, hull, and chop the strawberries.
2. Add the chopped berries to a medium saucepan. Then add the maple syrup and bring to a boil.
3. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until the jam is a deep red color.
4. Cool completely then store in clean glass jars. Use a parchment paper sleeve (rolled up parchment paper) to make it easy for your kids to spoon the jam into the jars without making a huge mess.