Strawberry Earl Grey Jam (Small Batch)
This small-batch recipe for Strawberry Earl Grey Jam features fresh BC Strawberries infused with the flavour of Earl Grey tea. Enjoy the spread with scones, muffins, or on a piece of toast as part of a delicious breakfast.
Calories 33 kcal 6 tea bags Earl Grey tea or 6 tablespoon loose leaf tea 125 ml hot boiling water 1 lb (454g) fresh BC Strawberries washed and hulled, sliced (into ¼" pieces) 100 g granulated cane sugar 15 ml lemon juice ¼ teaspoon culinary bergamot oil
Steep the Earl Grey tea bags in hot water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags/strain out the tea leaves.
Add the sliced BC Strawberries to a bowl.
Pour the hot Earl Grey tea over the strawberries.
Add the sugar to the strawberries and tea. Use a spatula mix the strawberries with the tea and sugar. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Transfer the strawberries, sugar and tea mixture to a saucepan.
Add in lemon juice.
Bring the mixture to a boil (be careful, it will splatter) and cook. stirring constantly until thickened (about 15-20 minutes).
Check the temperature of the jam using an instant-read thermometer (while the jam is at a rolling boil). It should reach 220F (if at sea-level).
Remove the jam from heat. Stir in culinary bergamot oil (if using).
Transfer the Strawberry Earl Grey jam into a clean, sterilized 8 oz glass jar.
Let cool before storing the jam in the fridge. Enjoy within 1 week, unless canning.
Transfer the Strawberry Earl Grey jam into a clean, sterilized 8 oz glass jar, leaving ¼" headspace.
Wipe the rim of the jar with clean paper towel.
Add a sterilized lid to the jar.
Tighten the jar with a sterilized lid ring/band.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil (with enough water to cover the jar completely).
Use a pair of jar tongs to place the jar into the boiling water. Cover with a lid.
Boil/process for 10 minutes. (Make sure it is boiling the entire time).
Turn off the heat. Remove the jar with jar tongs and place onto a wooden board to cool.
Let cool completely at room temperature before storing for up to 1 year.
Calories: 33 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 1 mg | Potassium: 45 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 3 IU | Vitamin C: 17 mg | Calcium: 5 mg | Iron: 1 mg