Smothered on toasts, jam is one of life’s sweet simple pleasures. With just 3 ingredients such as the fruit of your choice, lemon juice, and sugar, here's how you can make your own jam at home!
Making your own jam from scratch is one the best ways you can possibly do to preserve the taste of the fruits of your choice. Also, we probably don’t admit this as much, but sometimes we store fruits in our refrigerator, we forget about it, and it just goes bad. But I think your life might just change once you know how easy it is to make jam.
So, fruits. Your choice. It could be strawberries, mangoes, bananas, cherries, the list goes on. Any fruit at any amount you want because it’s your jam after all. Think about what’s in season for you, though the popular ones are usually a mix of berries. Anyway, just remember that for every 450g fruit, you will need 52g to 136g of sugar—that depends on you, it’s called personal preference. Then you will need 2 teaspoons of acid juice per pound of your lemon.
You want to go ahead to toss all the ingredients into a saucepan and turn your heat to medium. Gently stir the mixture until you notice it starts to bubble away. Once it really starts to bubble away, reduce the heat, then stir the mixture gently and let it simmer for a little while. You can have a little taste every now and then to be sure if it’s ready. Once you feel like the jam has reached to your desired consistency, turn off the heat.
Afterwards, go grab your sterile mason jars and you’re good to pour the jam into your clean jars. Careful though, it’s still hot. Once you are done, just seal the jar and let time do its thing—allow your jam to cool down for about 12 hours. Lastly, refrigerate it or just store it in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Your jam is now ready to be served in all its glory. Bonus points for it tasting even better since you made it.
Voilà, folks! Just 3 ingredients. That’s it, it can’t get any simpler than that and it also might be your kind of jam, pun intended.