Have you tried making strawberry jam with maple syrup? It’s delicious!
With Canada Day quickly approaching, the grocery stores are filled with all things Canadian, and good ol’ maple syrup is always front and centre.
I love maple syrup! Don’t you??
It’s so good in so many ways. The first that comes to mind is overtop my pancakes in the morning, but there are countless other ways to enjoy this sweet yumminess.
Here are a few ways to enjoy maple syrup:
- Drizzled over waffles, french toast, pancakes (a classic for a reason!)
- Drizzled over roasted veggies
- Drizzled over ice cream
- To add sweetness to your salad dressing
- As a sweetener in your cocktails
- In your sweet potato mash
- To glaze your bacon or ham
- To sweeten your coffee or tea
- To make candied nuts
The list goes on and on.
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With my maple syrup in hand, I was inspired to create something delicious. And after a quick peek at what else I had in the fridge, I instantly knew what had to be done.
Strawberries. Maple Syrup. Let’s do this. 🙂
Yep. That’s all you need.
I ended up using this recipe by Ricardo. It couldn’t be easier. And since I wanted to start with a smaller amount at first, I used 1 cup of fresh strawberries with 1/3 cup maple syrup. And it was the perfect amount to drizzle over two ice cream servings.
After bringing my strawberries and maple syrup to a boil and cooking until it thickens, I was left with the yummiest strawberry jam ever!
Full disclosure: I never actually made jam before, so I was in total awe of how easily these strawberries transformed into jam. Like actual jam, you guys!
I can’t wait to try this out again with another fruit! Blueberries??
As you can see, I enjoyed this jam overtop a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream. The combo was delicious! But feel free to enjoy it in your PB & J sandwich or any other way you enjoy your jam. You’ll never have to buy jam again!
Happy jammin’ loves! xx, Amanda
How I made it:
- 1 cup of fresh strawberries, cut into quarters
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- Add strawberries and maple syrup to saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook until thickens (about 20 minutes). Let cool. Enjoy!
Oh, and check out my attempt at making a strawberry rose above! I have to say, I’m pretty impressed by my very first strawberry rose. Surprisingly, it’s not that difficult to do. Here’s the video I used as a guide. Have you tried making strawberry roses before?? What other food carving creations have you made?? Lemme know below!
Let’s chat! Will you be trying this strawberry jam with maple syrup?
Photos by Tulip and Sage