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Lavender Infused Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

Strawberries with lavender is a winning combination and this no cook jam is amazing. Spread it on toast or bagels, swirl over ice cream or drizzle on warm cake straight from the oven. Deliciously different.

Ball preserving kit
Ingredients
1-1/2 cups sugar
5 tablespoons Instant Pectin
4 cups crushed strawberries
1 tsp minced culinary lavender*
1/2 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
Plastic Ball® (8 oz) Freezer Jars
*Culinary lavender can be found in the spice aisle of some large grocery stores, specialty cooking stores or via the internet.

Method

  1. STIR sugar and instant pectin in a bowl until well blended.
  2. ADD strawberries, lavender and lemon zest. Stir 3 minutes.
  3. LADLE jam into clean jars to fill line. Twist on lids. Let stand until thickened, about 30 minutes.
Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.
Serving Suggestion:
Make a typical Crème Brulee recipe but in the bottom of each ramekin, place a tablespoon of the Lavender Infused Strawberry Freezer Jam and top off with the Brulee mixture. Bake as directed. Once cooked and cooled, caramelize the top as described in the recipe and garnish with candied pistachios, fresh strawberries and lavender sprigs. A simple dessert with a big “WOW” factor!
For more preserving recipes visit the Ball website