Strawberry Vanilla Jam

Vanilla – one of my favorite flavors this year.  I never realized the impact vanilla could have on a recipe until I bought some good quality REAL vanilla.  This jam recipe calls for the best – vanilla beans.   I’ve used vanilla beans before in cheesecakes and what a difference it makes.  I’ve now started adding vanilla in my coffee and protein shakes…..yummy!

Combining these two flavors together in a jam is delicious.  The vanilla flavor really stands out and takes ordinary strawberry jam to the next level.

Strawberry Vanilla Jam

6 cups crushed strawberries

1 pkg. light fruit pectin crytals

4 1/2 cups white granulated sugar

2  vanilla beans

Mix pectin crystals with 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the sugar; stir into berries. Scrape seeds from the vanilla beans; stir into berries along with vanilla pods.  Bring to full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly with wooden spoon. Add remaining sugar and return to full rolling boil; boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat. Skim off foam with metal spoon. Discard vanilla pods.

Using funnel and 1/2-cup (125 mL) measure, fill hot 1-cup (250 mL) canning jars, leaving 1/4-inch (5 mm) headspace. Remove any air bubbles, readjusting headspace if necessary.  If necessary, wipe rims. Cover with prepared lids. Screw on bands until resistance is met; increase to fingertip tight.  Boil in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.

Makes 8-1cup (250mL) jars of jam.

Enjoy!

Recipe:  Adapted From Canadian Living
Cherry Upside-down Cake | A Sweet Baker

Cherry Upside-down Cake + Two Giveaways!

It’s cherry season where I live and that means we’ve been stuffing our faces with fresh cherries! I’ve never made an upside-down cake before so when I had two bags of cherries in my fridge I set out to make this Cherry Upside-down Cake.  I’m sure glad I did because it was A-MAZ-ING! The funny […]

Honey Teriyaki BBQ Chicken with Broccoli Almond Stir Fry | A Sweet Baker

Honey Teriyaki BBQ Chicken with Broccoli Almond Stir Fry

Can you believe that summer is FINALLY here?  My family has been looking forward to summer ever since…….well, let’s be honest, last September!  There’s no better time to hang out with friends, go on road trips or have a delicious BBQ with family.  One of our favourite dishes to do on the BBQ is this […]

Sour Cream Dill Pickle Dip | A Sweet Baker

Sour Cream Dill Pickle Dip #GayLeaFoods

Now that summer’s in full swing it seems like the kids can’t get enough of things to snack on.  I always have fresh veggies and fruit on hand but lately we’ve all been tempted by a not-so-healthy snack – chips!   I’m a flavoured chip kinda girl but on occasion I like to indulge in […]

S'mores Chex Mix | A Sweet Baker

S’mores Chex Mix (Gluten Free) #SummerWithChex

Yeah!!!  It’s officially S’more Season and I can’t wait to eat my share of S’mores and S’more-inspired treats (like this S’mores Chex Mix) this summer! There’s nothing  better than sitting around a campfire and toasting up marshmallows and squishing them between a piece of chocolate and two cookies!  Who wouldn’t love that?   But, if […]

Chicken & Veggie Spring Rolls | A Sweet Baker

Chicken & Veggie Spring Rolls #BlueDragonMom

Whenever we go out for Chinese Food I always make sure to order Spring Rolls.  They’re one of my favourite things on the menu and I love dipping them in a sweet sauce. I never thought that making my own Chicken & Veggie Spring Rolls at home would be so easy.  I had these delicious […]

Sweet Potato & Cottage Cheese Tart | A Sweet Baker

Sweet Potato and Cottage Cheese Tart

The only way I ate cottage cheese growing up was with salt and pepper or in my mom’s lasagna. That’s the only way I thought you could eat it.  One day, however, that all changed. One sunny winter day, my husband and I met his Aunt for a day of downhill skiing.   We had […]

Trackbacks

  1. [...] freeze some for the winter months.  Last year I made a Strawberry Balsamic Black Pepper jam and a Strawberry Vanilla jam that everyone in my family loved.   This year I think I might get a bit more [...]

Leave a Reply