Microwave Strawberry Jam

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Microwave Strawberry Jam is easy to make and it ensures that you’ll have the freshest PB&J’s ever. Made with just 3 ingredients!

This recipe is our Jam. If you laughed, you automatically have to make this recipe, and if you didn’t you need to also make this recipe to sweeten up your sense of humor. Strawberry Jam is very easy to make, it keeps forever, and it’s amazing on toast.

Microwave Strawberry Jam on English muffin

MICROWAVE STRAWBERRY JAM

Dry toast is one of the saddest foods in the world. It’s what someone eats when they’re so sad or busy that they don’t even taste their food anymore, especially if the toast is burnt. Prevent the world from pitying your griddled bread by making your own delicious Strawberry Jam to go with it. Seriously, you only need 3 ingredients and a heat source, and you’ve got yourself a tasty, sweet, tart spread to slather your breakfast in!

Once you’re done making Strawberry Jam on toast, you can try our recipes for Microwave Green Chile Scrambled Eggs, Microwave Breakfast Burrito or Microwave Blueberry Pancakes to go with it!

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HOW TO MAKE MICROWAVE STRAWBERRY JAM

  1. Combine strawberries with lemon juice and sugar.
  2. Add to a cereal bowl and cover with a wet paper towel and put it on a plate (this will catch any overflow of strawberry juice).
  3. Microwave for 5 minutes, stir, then microwave for 5 minutes.
  4. When thickened let cool to room temperature and store in the fridge.
  5. If when cool it isn’t thick enough, microwave again.

VARIATIONS ON MICROWAVE STRAWBERRY JAM

Pretty much everything we’re going to suggest adding in is highly citric. Why is that? Because citric acid activates the flavors in the Jam and gives it that delicious kick we all love.

  • Lemon rind
  • Orange peel
  • Lime juice
  • Sliced blueberries
  • Chopped hot peppers

WHAT TO SERVE WITH MICROWAVE STRAWBERRY JAM

Jam is amazing on toast, as everyone knows, but Jam also moonlights as a dessert topping. You can add Jam to cake, tarts, donuts, and even vanilla ice cream to give boring pastries a bit of a punch. Seriously, try it out the next time you’re baking and let us know how it goes.

SAVE SOME FOR LATER

Jam famously stays good for a super long time as long as you keep it sealed up. Jam stays good at room temperature for about 30 days, but you can always keep it in the fridge as well. Most jam containers tell you to keep the open product refrigerated, but that isn’t necessary as long as you seal it up under sanitary conditions.

COST FACTOR

$: If you’ve got sugar, strawberries, and lemon juice you’re in business. This is a stupidly straightforward recipe that won’t sot you very much at all, in fact, it may even end up costing less money to make your own than to buy it (based on bulk and how fancy your ingredients are. Please don’t make us do the math.)

MICROWAVE TABLE

  • 1,000 watts or higher: Higher wattage, lower cook time. Our microwave is about 1,250 watts, but if you have one with about 1,000 watts you will want to microwave the jam for 6:00, then again for another 6:00 minutes.
  • 700 watts: Microwaves under about 900 don’t heat things evenly or consistently, so don’t go anywhere while you’re cooking. Cook the jam for 8:35 minutes, stir and add another 8:35 minutes.

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Microwave Strawberry Jam

Microwave Strawberry Jam is easy to make and it ensures that you’ll have the freshest PB&J’s ever. Made with just 3 ingredients!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Spread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Strawberry Jam
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 49kcal
Author: Dorm Room Cook Staff

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries , finely chopped (about 1/2 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Combine strawberries with lemon juice and sugar.
  • Add to a cereal bowl and cover with a wet paper towel and put it on a plate (this will catch any overflow of strawberry juice).
  • Microwave for 5 minutes, stir, then microwave for 5 minutes.
  • When thickened let cool to room temperature and store in the fridge.
  • If when cool it isn’t thick enough, microwave again.

Nutrition

Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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