Strawberry-Passionfruit Jam 

Strawberry- Passionfruit JamMakes 2 1/4 cups of jam Ingredients3 pints fresh strawberries1 1/2 cups granulated sugar1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1 1/2 – 2 lemons)1 tsp. lemon zest2 Passionfruit DirectionsRemove 1 Tbsp. of sugar from the measured sugar and set aside. In a 2 quart saucepan combine the remaining sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest.  Place over low heat and stir.  Cook over low heat until mixture begins to simmer. Meanwhile, clean and hull strawberries.  Cut in 1/2” pieces – they should measure about 4 cups. Cut the passionfruit.  Using a spoon remove the seeds and pulp.  Place into a small bowl and stir in the 1 Tbsp. of sugar: set aside. Add the prepared strawberries to the sugar/lemon mixture.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Lower heat and continue to simmer for 20 minutes. Using a potato masher, mash most of the strawberries.  Continue to cook for an additional 15 minutes until mixture has thickened. As strawberry mixture thickens, pour the passionfruit seeds and pulp into a colander set over a bowl.  Using a spoon scrape the seeds and pulp to release the juices.  The juice released should measure about 1/4 cup. When the strawberry mixture is finished, remove from the heat and stir in the passionfruit juices.  Carefully pour the hot jam mixture into jars.  Cover and refrigerate.