Strawberry Agave Jam
You got that right! It's jam time!! And it worked!!! It didn't turn into sauce! It's jam!! And it's delicious! I told you a little bit ago that the peeps at Wholesome Sweeteners asked me to figure out how to make jam with agave... well here it is!
I used frozen berries since it's not so much berry season right now. I'll test it again in the spring to see the correct lbs of berries when they aren't frozen. But if you missed out making jam, you could totally whip up a batch of these right now!
come on you HAVE to have cute jam labels when you make home made jam... at least it's a requirement for me :) plus it makes the best Christmas gift!Tart Strawberry Jam sweetened with Agave
recipe by steph chows
2.5 lb bag of whole frozen strawberries
3/4 cup agave nectar (if you like slightly sweeter jam use 1 cup)
1 cup pomegranate and nectarine juice (use apple or white grape for a non-tart jam)
1 package Ball no sugar fruit pectin
7 sterilized 1/2 pint jars
Place frozen strawberries in a large pot, heat on medium until they start to thaw and sauce up. Once they are soft enough mash them with a potato masher. Add agave and juice and turn heat to medium high. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring the whole time. Keep stiring and let it roll for 1 mintue. Gradually add in pectin and continue to stir and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into sterilized jars. Process in boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove from water and let cool undisturbed overnight. For more specifics on canning check our this post here.
This jam was super flavorful and the pom juice gave it a nice tart kick!