Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bread maker Strawberry Jam (syrup)

I have been wanting to try out the Jam cycle on my bread machine since I got it. I finally found strawberries on sale and I stocked up! We seriously had 6 lbs. of strawberries in the fridge, and after this attempt, we have 4 lbs. left. :) I see strawberry smoothes in my future!

I thought I would share the recipe and the results. I found this recipe in my bread maker manual and wanted to follow it pretty closely for the first attempt.

Bread Maker Strawberry Jam

2 cups mashed strawberries

3 1/4 cups of sugar (I used 3 cups)

I wasn’t happy about the amount of sugar used, but I didn’t want to make many substitutions until I knew how it turned out.

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1) Wash and cut up strawberries.

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2) Mash the strawberries. I tried to use my worthless potato masher and gave up and used the food processor instead for a short period of time, much easier! You want to leave some chunks.

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3) Measure out 2 cups of mashed strawberries.

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4) Put the strawberries and sugar in the bread machine, select the jam cycle and wait patiently for the cycle to complete.

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5) Put the jam in containers and either use it up or freeze them.

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I was skeptical how this would work without any pectin. It turned out like syrup. So I would call this bread maker strawberry syrup rather than jam! I’m not really disappointed because this stuff tastes really good! I can’t wait to eat some on vanilla ice cream. I would like to find a recipe for bread maker jam that actually turns out right though…any suggestions?

This is 1 WW point per 1 Tablespoon.


  1. I never knew bread makers could make jam! And I liked your last post about 9/11!

    Oh and your comment on my post yesterday was TOO funny!!!

  2. LOVED your 9-11 post! And the jam/syrup looks FANTASTIC!!! Yum

  3. It probably just doesn't get hot enough? You may want to add just a little pectin and firm it up. Just to play.



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