Spiced Strawberry Jam

Inspired by the spices and flavours of African cuisine, our recipe developer tried out a homemade strawberry jam with some extra spices…it was successfull of course! Try this delicious jam recipe, enjoy with a piece of sourdough, scrumptious cornbread, or even these delicious African-inspired dumplings.

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Homemade Products
  • Sauces & Dips

Cuisine

  • African

Cooking Methods

  • Cooking

Serves

3

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time

45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 900g strawberries, coarsely chopped
  • 310ml (1 1/4 cups) sugar
  • 45ml (3 Tbsp) lemon juice
  • 10ml (2 tsp) cinnamon, ground
  • 10ml (2 tsp) ginger, ground
  • 5ml (1 tsp) chilli flakes
  • Pinch of saffron
  • Black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and spices in a medium pot over a low heat and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir frequently, mashing the strawberries as you stir.
  3. Continue boiling for about 30-45 minutes until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat, allow to cool and enjoy. Store in an airtight glass jar in the fridge.
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