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The of strawberry jam It is a canned fruit cooked in sugar. The ancient Greeks and baked quince with honey, speculated to be the origin.

The usual ratio is the same amount sugar fruit of choice, but must be taken into account if the fruit is sour or too sweet.

The mango for example, needs half of sugar if the mangoes are ripe and are of the Axarquía, which is one of the few areas in Spain which give an impressive handles.

By contrast, plum or loquat, they need more sugar 1/4 unless fruits are very sweet.

True, jams and sold in Spain, best jams ever made, but nothing like the taste of a sweet jam. They are really easy to make and you can give out almost any fruit that you have spent some maturation.

To me, for example, I love the handle, so when the season comes, I buy and freeze a lot of mangoes. The clean, hash and packed in bags of 500 grams. in the freezer, so that every time I feel like I make jam. I put in in recycled glass jars glass with lids, and put up with me in the refrigerator for months.

Take advantage of this basic technique for mature fruits and cease to buy jam. Do you dare?

  • Difficulty: Very easy
  • Three glass jars (800 g jam)
  • Preparation time: 30 minutes


  • 500 grams of red fruits (serve also frozen, but with fresh jam unsurpassed done) 2.00 €
  • 500 grams of sugar € 0.50

Total 2,50 € for about three jars of jam. A super cheap treat with which you can surprise your guests. This jam can use to accompany cheeses, to cover cakes or just to spread on bread.


  • A saucepan and a wooden spoon
  • Glass jars with lids


1. In a saucepan put the fruit with sugar. Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes.

2. Add a little lemon juice to taste. cook for another 15 minutes until the jam has thickened and has a somewhat consistent texture.

3. Strain the seeds of the fruit and file glasses. Cover and turn the boat to force the void. You have to let boats mouth to cool down, and once they have lost the heat, put in the fridge. They keep well for three or four months. Great, huh?

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