Quick Strawberry Topping

 

Strawberry Apple Jam

I love strawberries and what better than to have a receipe of one with a variety of uses – having a topping over your icecream or spread it over a slice of toast or mixed with milk. Hence I wanted something which was not too sweet yet just enough to keep me coming back for more. I got the idea for this recipe from The Barefoot Contessa .  I reduced the sweetness and I added few more fruits, so that the strawberry taste is not too over powering.

Time: 35 minStrawberry Jam


Serves: 10

Material:

  1. 2 litre Non stick Saucepan
  2. Wooden spoon

Ingredients:

  1. Strawberries – 2 pkts ( ~ 20 pieces )
  2. Orange juice – 1/2 cup
  3. Apple – ½
  4. Pear – ½
  5. Raisons – 1 tbsp
  6. Sugar – 1 cup
  7. Triple Sec liqueur – 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Wash and cut the strawberries into bits and put it into the saucepan. Add a cup of sugar and cook on medium flame. Stir once in a while until the sugar melts. Gently press the strawberries, so that they mash up a bit.
  2. After the sugar has completely melted, pour in the orange juice and mix well. Add a tsp of Triple Sec liqueur. It adds a spunk.
  3. Cut the apple and pear into very fine bits and add this to the strawberry along with the raisons. Continue stirring over a medium flame for about 20 min till it has a thick syrup like consistency.
  4. Voila!! You are done! Take it off the stove and let it cool before refrigerating.

 

Tips:

  1. You can add more sugar if the strawberries are not sweet enough. I added a little less, so that I could use this topping on a variety.
  2. Make sure you constantly stir the sugar and add the orange juice as soon as the sugar is melted, else the sugar will burn.

 

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