Although this week we’re featuring picnic fare, I can’t forget how this time of year is great for berry picking. With all the berries we picked, an obvious thing to do was to make jam. Lots of jam! Besides, it was something I could bring along to a picnic or incorporate in a dessert. With some of this Easy Fresh Strawberry Jam, I served it at our picnic over some creamy Brie cheese with rice crackers. Fresh, fruity and perfect for picnics…
recipe from Cook’s Illustrated
1 pound fresh strawberries, washed, hulled & sliced thin or chopped
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
In 10- or 12-inch skillet, bring fruit, sugar, and lemon juice to boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly and skimming foam as necessary, until mixture begins to look syrupy and thickens slightly, about 7-10 minutes; remove from heat.
Cool jam to room temperature before serving.
Spoon over a wedge of brie and serve with crackers.