Strawberry Jam with a Pressure Cooker or Regular Pot
This is a recipe that uses one pack of strawberries and is able to be stored for a long time. Until now, I've always used a pot to make this, but I realized that by using a pressure cooker, it can be made in an even shorter time. Of course, the essentials and amounts are the same if using a normal pot. The scattered strawberry feeling makes it nice to have with yogurt or fold into crepes.
Wash the strawberries and completely wipe off the moisture.
If using a larger size of strawberries, cut them to whatever size you want, if using smaller strawberries, leave as is. (The bigger ones were cheaper this time, so I cut them into 4 pieces each)
Put the strawberries into a pot and cover with sugar. The strawberries will release liquid, so let them sit for 20 minutes to an hour. You can also leave them in the refrigerator for a full day.
(If using a pressure cooker) Step 1: Once the strawberries have released their juices, squeeze in the juice of half a lemon, turn on the pressure (3 minutes,) and then leave it alone.
(If using a normal pot) Step 1:After 15 minutes, increase the medium heat to high and while boiling down, skim off the scum. Don't burn it!!
Open the pot and boil down for 5-10 minutes on medium high heat. At this time, scum will appear, so make sure to scrape it off. Step 2: (If using a normal pot.) On low heat, boil down until it reaches your ideal consistency.
While it's warm, pour it into a sterilized jar, turn it upside down and cool. Let it cool and store in the refrigerator. It's best to finish it up within 2 weeks.
Adjust the sweetness and boiling length to your preference.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is great for when I can grab some cheap strawberries! I make crepes often, so this is a good filling!
It's very important to wipe off all of the moisture. It's important to wait until they release their juices. It's important to completely scrape off the scum. If you boil on high heat, the color will come out very nicely but make sure to stir occasionally so that it doesn't burn.