Strawberry Jam with Thyme



(Makes 1 1/4 cups)

  • 2 cups (10oz) strawberries, hulled and halved, or quartered if large
  • 1.5 cups (10oz) superfine sugar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 sprig of thyme

Homemade treats aren't just for leisurely Sunday breakfasts, especially if they are as quick and easy to make as this one: a jar of fresh jam will brighten up your breakfast table any day of the week.

Enjoy the simple pleasure of homemade jam by pairing it with a fresh baguette and butter!


Start by sterilizing the jam jars. Preheat the oven to 250ºF. Wash the jars and their lids in hot, soapy water, rinse thoroughly and place in the oven for 10 minutes while you prepare the jam.

Meanwhile, place all the ingredients in a saucepan with a heavy bottom. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, or until the jam has thickened to a sticky consistency.

Strawberry Thyme Jam

Remove the pan from the heat, lift out the thyme sprig, then pour the jam into the warm sterilized jars and seal with the lids.

Store the jam in the refrigerator and use within a month.

Strawberry Jam Baguette

Recipe from Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook by Alain Coumont & Jean Pierre Gabriel

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