Strawberry Orange Jam

A rediscovered pint of strawberries connected the culinary dots straight to let’s make something very berry recipe development.

An easy Strawberry Orange Jam recipe it is.

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Strawberry Orange Jam

Ingredients

1 pound container fresh strawberries

1  small carton frozen strawberries

2 oranges

juice of one large Meyer lemon

2 cups water

1 Tablespoon orange zest

½ teaspoon allspice

3 Tablespoons orange juice

2 ½ cups sugar

2 Tablespoons honey

1  (3 oz.) box orange gelatin

Directions

First, zest both oranges and then cut into wedges.  Remove peel and white membrane from fruit and discard.

Place peeled oranges wedges and allspice in saucepan and cover with water.

Bring to a rapid boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook oranges for approximately 10-15 minutes or until softened.

Drain off water.

Meanwhile, slice fresh strawberries in quarters and place strawberries in food processor, pulsing until crushed.

Add crushed strawberries to the cooked oranges in saucepan.

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Add sugar, lemon juice, orange juice, honey, orange zest and frozen strawberries and mix well.

Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-high and stir in orange gelatin. Boil uncovered for 25-30 minutes, stirring often.

Remove pan from heat and allow mixture to cool to room temperature.

Skim off excess foam before carefully spooning mixture into jars.

Place lids on sealing tight for optimum storage freshness.

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The mixture will continue to thicken once refrigerated.

Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Sweetly SummerBetter Homes and Gardens

Southern Living, the holy grail of southern recipes goodness, has done it again with a Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake that epitomizes spring, summer and strawberry goodness.

My maternal grandmother could rock a strawberry cake, and boy I would love to be able to turn back the hands of time and be standing next to her in her kitchen right now whipping up this cake.

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Creole Cream Cheese Crêpes with Strawberry Compote.

C’est si bon!

This recipe from Louisiana Cookin’ is on my recipe card radar.

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It’s one of those lazy afternoons spring is so well known to host.

Deciding to go with it, I kicked off my shoes, turned up the music and proceeded to jam.

Sir Puss has the right idea, too.

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That about sums up this spring afternoon.

Hope you enjoy yours!

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