Strawberry Jam for the Winter: Recipes


Strawberry jam, closed for the winter - is not only a tasty delicacy, reminiscent of summer days, but also an excellent source of healthy vitamins and minerals. For many years, our grandmothers and mothers made strawberry jam as usual five minutes. But the recipes for this delicacy are much more. This article will tell about them and about the intricacies of their preparation.

The subtleties of cooking strawberry jam

The main condition for making tasty and healthy strawberry jam is high-quality berries. They can be both fresh and frozen.

For fresh berries there are the following criteria:

  • She must be mature and strong. Such berries will be able to maintain their shape in the process of making jam. Crumpled and over-ripe berries will not spoil the taste of the delicacy, but it will soften during cooking and give a lot of juice, making the texture of the jam very liquid;
  • The small size of the berries. Of course, you should not measure each berry before determining it in the jam. You just need to try to choose berries of similar size. Only then can they boil evenly.
Tip! If the berries are completely mixed, the largest of them will have to be cut. But it should be borne in mind that chopped berries when cooking can turn into mashed potatoes.

When choosing frozen strawberries, one should be guided by the following criteria:

  • The color of the berries should be red or burgundy. Berries that have a bluish or purple hue are not worth taking;
  • All berries must be separate from each other. If they are packaged in an opaque bag, then you just need to shake it or feel it with your hands;
  • It is not necessary to take the berries, which are covered with water glaze. When defrosting they soften and will not be able to hold the form.

Following these simple selection criteria for berries, you can not fear that strawberry jam will not work.

Strawberry five minutes

There is nothing easier than to cook strawberry jam for the winter according to this recipe. This recipe has earned its popularity due to its simplicity and speed of getting ready delicacy.

To make strawberry jam you need:

  • a kilo of strawberries;
  • 1.5 kilograms of granulated sugar;
  • glass of water;
  • a pinch of citric acid.

Before you start cooking the jam, harvested strawberries should be washed under low water pressure and let them dry. If the strawberry is taken fresh, then it is necessary to remove all the tails and leaves. The frozen berry is already being sold, so it does not need this procedure.

The next step is the preparation of the syrup. To this end, all the prepared granulated sugar is poured into a deep enameled basin or pan. It should be poured with a glass of water and mix well. Turning the stove to a high heat, the syrup to come should be boiled.

Important! During cooking, strawberry syrup must constantly stir and remove the foam from it.

When the strawberry syrup leaves for about 5 minutes, all the prepared berries should be put into it. At the same time they must be very carefully mixed. Boil strawberries should not diminish the fire for 5 minutes. That is why the recipe was called "five minutes".

When 5 minutes will come to an end, it is necessary to pour citric acid into the almost finished strawberry jam. This is done so that the jam does not turn sour into jars after closing. After that, the stove is turned off, and strawberry jam is sent to reach and cool. In order for the berries to be better soaked with syrup, and the excess moisture left from the jam, it should cool slowly. Therefore, a basin or pan should be covered with a lid and wrapped in several layers of a towel or rug.

Strawberry jam for the winter can be closed in jars only when it has cooled completely. In this case, the banks must be sterilized in advance. You can find out how to quickly and quickly sterilize banks from the video:

Classic recipe

Cooked on this recipe jam, will be noticeably different in taste from the usual five-minute. Despite the similar ingredients, the classic strawberry jam turns out to be richer in taste and more fragrant. In order to prepare a strawberry delicacy for this recipe will need:

  • a kilo of strawberries;
  • 1.2 kilograms of granulated sugar;
  • 1.2 liters of water.

Before you start cooking, you need to prepare everything, namely:

  • Prepare the berries - first of all they need to be washed well. After the water is drained from them, they should dry for another 10-15 minutes. Only then can all the tails and leaves be removed from the berries;
  • Prepare a syrup - for this water with sugar added to it, you need to bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Boil the syrup should until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Now you can proceed directly to the cooking of strawberry jam. Its duration should not be more than 40 minutes. All prepared berries should be placed in a deep dish and filled with hot sugar syrup. At first, the berries should be cooked on medium heat for about 10 minutes. When the surface begins to appear abundant foam, the fire should be reduced and continue cooking. The resulting foam must be removed with a skimmer or spatula throughout the cooking.

Tip! Experienced chefs recommend taking a pan with two hands before removing the foam and shaking it a little.

In the process of cooking it is very important not to miss the moment when the strawberry delicacy will be ready. When the strawberry jam begins to boil more slowly, and the foam stops forming, two small tests should be carried out on its readiness:

  1. A tablespoon should scoop a small amount of hot syrup and slowly pour it back. If the syrup slowly stretches and does not flow quickly, then the jam is ready.
  2. Again, you need to scoop a little hot syrup, but do not pour it back, but cool it slightly. Cold syrup should drip on a saucer or plate. If the drop does not spread, then the jam is ready.

After both tests showed the readiness of strawberry jam, the stove should be turned off. Hot jam should be poured into sterile jars and close the lids. At the same time you should not pour the necks to the end, you need to leave at least some free space.

Strawberry jam

Strawberry jam, unlike previous jam recipes, does not contain whole strawberries and has a more uniform consistency. For its preparation you will need:

  • a kilo of strawberries;
  • 1.2 kilograms of granulated sugar;
  • a pinch of citric acid.

Despite the fact that the whole berries in strawberry jam will not be, they should still be bored. Of course, one spoiled berry will not greatly affect the taste of the finished jam, but the shelf life of a closed jar may decrease.

Selected strawberries should be washed and cleaned of tails. After that, they should be crushed in any available way, for example, with a tolkushka or a blender. When the berries turn into mashed potatoes, they should be covered with sugar and gently mixed.

Before you start making strawberry jam, you must sterilize the jars and lids of them. At the bottom of each jar you need to put some citric acid. When all the preparations are done, you can start cooking jam. To do this, in an enamel pan for cooking laid strawberry puree with sugar. It must be brought to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. When the mashed potatoes boil, the fire should be reduced, cooking should continue for another 5-6 minutes.

Important! It is not necessary to remove the foam formed on the surface of the berry puree.

Ready hot jam can be poured into cans, which immediately need to be wrapped until completely cool.

Strawberry Confiture

Strawberry confiture is a little different from the usual jam and jam with its jelly-like consistency. Help her to reach supplements in the form of gelatin or gelatin.

To prepare this winter harvesting you will need:

  • 3 kilograms of strawberries;
  • 3 kilograms of granulated sugar;
  • 6 tablespoons of gelatin or gelatin.

Ripe and well-washed strawberries must be cleaned from the tails and cut into several pieces.

Tip! Large berries are best cut into quarters, and small berries into halves.

Chopped strawberries should be put in enameled dishes and covered with sugar so that it gives juice. In this form, strawberries should be left for a period of 3 to 6 hours, depending on how well the berries will give the juice.

After the juice is released, the strawberry mass can be boiled. To do this, it must be brought to a boil over medium heat. After boiling the fire should be reduced and cook for another 30 minutes. While the strawberry mass is boiling, prepare the gelatin. It should be filled with a quarter cup of cold boiled water and left to swell for 30 minutes.

When the strawberries are cooked, remove them from the heat and add the gelatin. After that, everything should be thoroughly mixed and a little sweat on low heat.

Important! If strawberries with gelatin are brought to a boil, the jam will turn out too thick.

For optimum consistency, it is sufficient to cook it for 2-5 minutes on low heat.

Ready confiture can be poured into clean sterilized jars. After closing the banks should be wrapped in a blanket or blanket to cool completely.

When closing strawberry jam for the winter according to any of the reviewed recipes, it is worth remembering that it should be stored and consumed for 6 months. But given the taste and aroma of such a delicacy, it is not necessary to be afraid of the fact that it will deteriorate.