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Homemade Strawberry Vanilla Jam

Today, we’re changing up the basic strawberry jam recipe that I went over yesterday.  We’re adding vanilla to it, and spending a bit more time on it, because frankly the results are amazeballs.

I start this batch first and let it sit while I make the basic jam.

Strawberry Vanilla Jam
Basic Strawberry Jam recipe
2 vanilla beans, split in half and scraped of the insides
1/2 extra cup of sugar

1) Clean and hull the strawberries, and slice in fourths.  Place in a shallow dish (I use a casserole dish) and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of sugar, and the vanilla junk.  COVER to prevent fruit fly orgies.

2) Every 30ish, give it a good stir to distribute the sugar.  The sugar is going to cause the strawberries to ooze their delicious juices, resulting in a deeper tasting jam.

3) After 2-5 hours, add the whole shebang to your dutch oven, and bring to a boil.  Boil and stir for 5 minutes.  Remove the vanilla bean, and blend.

4) Follow steps 4-13 in the basic strawberry jam recipe.

Enjoy on toast, homemade scones, or as a sundae topping.


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3 comments on “Homemade Strawberry Vanilla Jam”

  1. Just wanted to follow up and say I’m so glad for this post, I made this jam a few more times with great results and even ended up using it for Christmas presents. I also am thankful for your introduction to Pomona’s Pectin, I ended up buying their cookbook and making a bunch of their other great recipes. Thanks again Sara for constantly inspiring me to try new things and for helping me become more sustainable and self sufficient! Happy Strawberry Season!!!
    ps- loving the new site =)

  2. I am so happy to tell you that I made and canned your jam on Thursday! I’ve been wanted to try it for awhile and things finally came together and I am so happy that I did it. The flavor was great and the texture impressed my mother in law. And thank you for introducing me to Pomona Pectin.
    I’ve wanted to leave you a comment for awhile but am not as tech-savy as I imagined. But I have followed you for about a year and love the inspiration and get-off-you-butt and do it attitude.