Capture the flavors of summer with this extremely versatile, no-fuss jam! Skip the stirring— berries, sugar and lemon juice are microwaved on half-power to create a rustic, sweet spread. Try this recipe with other fresh berries such as blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.
All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Need
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22-23 mins
to unpack the summer wardrobe
- 2 cups (225g) fresh strawberries, diced or sliced
- ½ cup (100g) sugar
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- Add the fruit, sugar, and lemon into the Anyday dish and mix well. Allow the fruit to macerate for 5-10 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved into a thick, syrup-like consistency.
- Cook uncovered at Power Level 6✕
Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels.
Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.
For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.
Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:
PL 10 = 100% = High (default)
PL 9 = 90% = High
PL 8 = 80% = Med-High
PL 7 = 70% = Med-High
PL 6 = 60% = Medium
PL 5 = 50% = Medium
PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low
PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low
PL 2 = 20% = Low
PL 1 = 10% = Low
You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.
- Allow the jam to fully cool before using. Jam can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
Serving suggestions & tips
- If using frozen strawberries, you may need to add up to 10 more minutes cooking time so make sure to keep an eye for visual cues.
- This recipe is very versatile! You can use any in-season berry such as blueberries, raspberries or blackberries— fresh or frozen. Follow the same fruit-to-sugar ratio and keep in mind that the total cook time might change, depending on the size and freshness of the berries.
- Looking to make a sweet and spicy spread to pair with cheese? Add a pinch of chili flakes to the ingredients and cook as directed.
- Use the jam in yogurt parfaits, cake or ice cream filling, cocktails, and any other application to your liking.