Why All Natural Crock Pot Strawberry Jam
It’s strawberry season and last week me and the kiddos went with a dear friend strawberry picking. We had heard of a farm that had organic strawberries for just $1 a pound if you picked them. $1 a pound?! This frugal girl was giddy! We both walked away with about 11 pounds and after I froze a bunch of them for smoothies I put some in the fridge to nibble on but then I realized: I’d never made strawberry jam and it was time to try.
Here’s the problem: jams have tons of sugar. As in tons of white sugar and as that’s a thing we’re really trying to avoid around here I decided to search a little further for a natural recipe. I found one and although they made it on the stove I made it in the crock pot last week.
All Natural Crock Pot Strawberry Jam Review
Usually I try recipes before I blog them but this time was unusual so i promised I’d update this post. Let’s just say that the combination of strawberries, honey and lemon has found me sneaking in the fridge with a spoon when the kids aren’t looking! I’m not lying when I say this is the best jam I’ve had and I don’t think it’s just in my head because it’s all natural!
It does thicken nicely after a few hours in the fridge eliminating the need for pectin in favor of the apples. I will definitely be making this again and canning some for the winter.
Other Crock Pot Recipes
Every Monday I host Slow Cooker Mondays and I find a new crock pot recipe to test for you and then present. It’s real meals for real Mums and here is a roundup of my 10 Crock Pot Recipes of 2012
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