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Strawberry Jalapeno Skillet Jam from Lemony Thyme

I wanted to make a grilled cheese sandwich using fresh strawberries, a hunk of brie, and fresh basil growing like crazy in our Aero-Garden.  I needed one more component to seal the meal :) As soon as I saw this recipe from Savory Simple I was hooked.  Strawberry Jalapeno Skillet Jam you are my shining star.

Strawberry Jalapeno Skillet Jam

This was my first attempt at jam making.  I loved that the recipe required no special skills, equipment or ingredients.  Strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and jalapeños are all that’s needed.

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I sliced and sugared my strawberries as I would for strawberry short cake, then put them in the refrigerator for a couple hours.  They released the most glorious syrup that would later cook down to create our Strawberry Jalapeño Skillet Jam.

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While my motivation to make this jam was to use as a spread on our Strawberry, Basil & Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich, the end result was too good not to share.  The flavor reminded us of sweet and spicy pepper relish that’s so wonderful served over a block of cream cheese with crackers.

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That’s when we decided we would {Share the Love} and deliver a jar to Mom & Dad to enjoy during the nibble hour.  Looking forward to our next batch of Skillet Jam as fresh produce begins to arrive at our Farmers Market.

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Strawberry Jalapeno Skillet Jam
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 jalapenos, finely diced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbl. lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Layer the strawberries with sugar in a bowl and allow to macerate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  2. Pour into a cast iron skillet; add jalapeno and lemon juice and simmer over medium heat until most of the liquid has evaporated and the jam has thickened, about 15 - 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Store in air-tight jar for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

 

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