Try this irresistible homemade Smoked Strawberry Jam that will make your taste buds dance! Sweet, smoky flavor with a hint of tartness – perfect for any occasion. Elevate your taste buds with this unique twist on a classic spread.
With its vibrant hue and irresistible aroma, strawberry jam is a beloved staple in kitchens all over the world. Whether slathered on warm toast or spooned onto freshly baked scones, this timeless spread never fails to bring a burst of fruity delight to our taste buds. But what if we told you there was a way to take this classic condiment to a whole new level?
Enter smoked strawberry jam – an innovative twist that combines the sweetness of strawberries with the smoky essence of fire. This unexpected pairing creates a tantalizing flavor profile that will leave you craving more, making it the perfect addition to your pantry for those seeking adventure in their culinary endeavors.
Looking to add some excitement to your breakfast routine? This recipe is just what you need! Combining the sweetness of ripe strawberries with a subtle smoky flavor, this smoked jam recipe takes the traditional preserve to a whole new level. The process may sound complex, but fear not – it's surprisingly simple and can be easily made at home.
Strawberries - Choose brightly colored fresh berries without any blemishes.
Sugar - Adding sugar will increase the sweetness to be on par with store-bought jam. If you prefer, you can use a sugar-free sweetener instead.
How to Make Smoked Strawberry Jam
Step One: To start, gather fresh strawberries and wash them thoroughly. Hull and half the berries before placing them on an aluminum pan.
Step Two: Smoke the berries on your pellet grill or gas smoker until they are tender. Here is our complete tutorial on how to smoke strawberries.
Step Three: Add the berries and granulated sugar to a small saucepan.
Step Four: Gently cook together until thickened. Mash the berries and transfer to small glass jars.
Lemon - Lemon is a nice flavor to pair with strawberries. You can add a splash of lemon juice, lemon extract, or lemon zest.
Boozy Jam - This may sound strange but a dash of bourbon barrel whiskey stirred in at the last minute is delicious.
Herbs - Add a bit of fresh rosemary, basil, or lavender as the berries cook.
How do I use smoked strawberry jam?
This is amazing sandwiched between halves of a freshly baked cast iron biscuit with some sliced strawberries and whipped cream to make a strawberry shortcake.
You can also serve it on toast, with pancakes or waffles, or with smoked brie as part of a charcuterie board.
- 1 lb Smoked Strawberries
- ½ cup water
- 2 tbs sugar
- Add smoked strawberries, water, and sugar to a medium size stock pot.
- Cook over low to medium heat for about 40 minutes, stirring frequently.
- The strawberries are done when they are broken down into a thick glaze.
- Remove from heat and pour into a mason jar or other sealable glass container.
- Once the jam has cooled, then cover the jar with a lid and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use the smoked jam. Enjoy.