Roasted Strawberry Jam. Making strawberry jam in the oven may sound a bit strange but the intensely delicious result will quickly make you a convert to this unusual method.
Making jam in the oven may sound a bit strange but the result will quickly make you a convert to this unusual method. The natural and added sugars slowly caramelize in the oven as the strawberries reduce and concentrate their delicious flavour.
This is the most intensely flavoured strawberry jam you will ever sample with a complimentary hint of caramel too. This particular jam was made from some half priced, very ripe strawberries in the produce clearance shelf at my local supermarket.
This jam idea is ideally suited to summer strawberry season when plenty of ripe berries are available. It’s great for when you need to use up those quickly ripening berries in the fridge or when they are on sale at the local market. Frozen strawberries also work well in this jam.
This phenomenal jam gives your morning toast an instant upgrade but deserves to be centre stage in lots of delicious desserts too. It is amazing in a simple whipped cream “fool”, a delicious filling for turnovers or an outstanding topping for cheesecake. Any dessert in which you would use strawberry preserves or jam will be made even better by adding this intensely flavourful jam instead.
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July 2017 Update!
With strawberry season around once again this summer, I’ve been working away at even more strawberry recipes. But I cannot let the season go by without making this incredible jam. Today, with a fresh batch made and a single sheet of frozen puff pastry needing to be put to good use, I threw together these delightful little pastries as an afternoon treat for Spouse and I. Oh my, they were so delectably buttery and flakey!
The intense strawberry jam married perfectly with the buttery pastry. Give them a try fro Sunday brunch or for when a friend drops over for an afternoon cuppa.
- 2 pounds very ripe strawberries washed and quartered
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Toss the strawberries, sugar and vanilla together in a glass baking dish.
Roast in the oven at 350 degrees F stirring occasionally until the jam reduces and the juice almost completely boils off.
Watch it closely toward the end of the cooking time because the sugars will be very concentrated and will more easily burn.
Cooking time will vary depending upon the water content of the strawberries and the depth of the baking dish. Allow up to 90 minutes for the jam to cook fully.
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