8.23.2012

Strawberery Jam with Vanilla

So as most of you know I have some made homemade vanilla extract in the pantry. The Vanilla Pods came from a site called Saffron .Strawberries are everywhere right now. They are ripe and they need to be cooked, chopped, canned or eaten with in the day you purchase them. Having so many right now I wanted to get a little creative. I searched the Internet and found a few recipes with vanilla added. Well in my opinion to add vanilla is not to scape one pod.

See the piece of vanilla bean
I took three vanilla pods from the jug of Vanilla extract. I only had to run my knife along the pods and the vanilla oozed out. It looked like motor oil. It was fabulous! I then took the pods the three I squeezed the nummy out and chopped them into about one inch strips. I wanted to have at least one piece for each jar. I am looking at this batch making about 8 half pints. I have a variety of half pint jars all different shapes. How fun!


Ingredients

6 cups/ 2 pounds strawberries
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 cups sugar
3 vanilla bean, split lengthwise with the inner scraped out
*Then cut your vanilla beans into one inch pieces to place in your jars.
this is going to make this jam crazy vanilla delicious


Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan.  Smash the berries to break them up I use a potato smasher. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently.
Reduce heat and simmer mixture until thickened, about 1 hour. Skim foam off of the top, add one vanilla strip to each jar, and spoon into your jars.

Wipe the rims of the jars pop the lid on  and cap with a clean ring. Not to tight just secure them then off to the water bath!


Make sure you use sterilized jars and boil filled jars for 15 minutes.

Disclaimer: This is not an all inclusive recipe for making jam. You should have a basic knowledge and understanding of the canning process before proceeding. Please consult your local Center for Home Preservation for additional information and available classes.
 

2 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy! Where do you get your vanilla pods?

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    1. Hi Shannon I got the Pods at this site http://www.saffron.com I should have added the link thank you....

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