Strawberry Maple Jam

There is so much to love about this jam. There are only two ingredients, both of which are available in my local area. It’s simple to make, it’s healthier than jam with sugar, and it’s delicious. The maple flavor does not overpower the strawberries, but remains subtle. According to Janie Quinn, author of Essential Eating: The Digestible Diet, maple syrup is “the easiest-to-digest natural sweetener because it digests very slowly, thereby avoiding a sugar rush into the bloodstream.”

To make the jam, simply mix 3 cups of strawberries, hulled and quartered, with 1 cup of pure maple syrup. Bring to a boil and simmer until thickened, about 20 – 30 minutes. Cool, and enjoy. Let me know what you think.

Update: I’ve also used this recipe to make huckleberry jam, and raspberry jam. Each was just as wonderful as the strawberry. 

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36 Responses to Strawberry Maple Jam

  1. Leah says:

    ohhhhhhh sigh.

    can you please please pretty please just come here and do everything in your blogs FOR me??? hahaha i want the jam. i want the lettuce. i want the lasagna garden beds. i want i want i want.

    i’ll be patiently waiting for you to show up at my house will all of your supplies – Thanks!
    lol

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  3. Fran K says:

    Did you, water bath can it, freeze it, or just put it in the fridge to use right away?

  4. Oh yum!! I can’t wait to try this this summer!!

  5. Shelley Oswald says:

    I love this idea. I use my own strawberries to make jam, but cringe every time because of all the sugar. I can’t wait to try this. My daughter makes her own maple syrup and always shares it with us!

  6. Jeanne says:

    Hey Susan,
    I’m sooo excited about this recipe. I have blueberry bushes that should produce this year and raspberry bushes. I haven’t made any jam’s because I can’t use sugar. We also sap so…..yipee I’m making jam. Thanks so much.

  7. mjskit says:

    Sounds absolutely wonderful! I’ll be giving it a try!

  8. anne says:

    This sounds and looks good! With two ingredients, I think even I could make it.
    🙂

  9. Thank you for sharing your jam recipe – I’m always looking for ways to cut back on sugar or cut it out. I’ve switched to unpasteurized honey for my tea and coffee but am taking a hard look at Stevia.
    Judith

  10. minervasgardenwriter says:

    I like that the recipe is easy and has only two ingredients–very cool!

  11. katieka says:

    What a yummy jam recipe. I can’t wait for strawberry season when we can harvest some from our garden 🙂 I wanted to invite you to share it at Whole Foods Wednesday where you can link up whole foods recipes and tips for whole living. Hope you have a blessed day!

    Katie

  12. Beth says:

    Sounds scrumptious! And easy too.

  13. It looks delicious! I could go for some of that on a buttered biscuit right now!

  14. egwow says:

    Sounds soooo good!

  15. wow, i’m drooling over it! i am a butter lover too!
    now i’m hungry. i just finished my bacon, pancakes with maple syrup breakfast!
    go figure!

    thanks for sharing:)

  16. I love strawberries and Maple syrup is one of my Hubs farvorite things….. Looks very tasty.

  17. Nancy says:

    Love the idea of making jam with maple syrup — thank you!

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  19. my4buffaloes says:

    I am definitely going to try this in June. I make my own jams every year, but with white sugar, which we are trying to cut out. I think I will try canning a batch of this jam and see how it does, as I don’t have a lot of freezer space. Thanks!

  20. Gretchen says:

    Susan, do you think that wildflower honey would work instead of the maple syrup. Down here we don’t have local maple syrup, of course, but we do have honey. What do you think? Of course, i can get organic maple syrup, but i was trying to stay local. Thanks again!

  21. Gretchen says:

    ok, great idea, We definitely will let you know how it turns out! 🙂

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