So you want to know how to make jam without white sugar and pectin? The answer is: with just four natural ingredients.
2. Cooking Instructions
Add the honey and lemon juice to the strawberry jam, and bring it to a boil. Simmer the mixture for a few minutes before serving.
After around 15 minutes, mash the strawberry mixture with a potato masher. Simmer for another 45 to 60 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
You should keep in mind that this strawberry honey jam will not be as thick as traditional jam which uses boxes of pectin and refined white sugar. However, when it cools, it will thicken even more.
When the jam has reached the required thickness, either let it cool completely before transferring it to freezer jars. Use sterilized half-pint or pint jars and process for 10 minutes in a water bath canner.
Honey can contain botulinum spores, which can induce botulism in children who have been exposed to it within the past year. They will not be harmed by canning in a water bath. To be on the safe side, this jam should not be consumed by children under the age of one.