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


  1. 2 litre Non stick Saucepan
  2. Wooden spoon


  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


  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.



  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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