Small Batch Refrigerator Strawberry Jam

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When you have more strawberries than you know what to do with, you will want to give this small batch refrigerator strawberry jam recipe a go. This fresh strawberries jam recipe is perfect for making small, easy batches in less than an hour of active preparation time. The jam is delicious and sweet, great for just about anything. With this jam recipe, you can substitute in any fruit or combination of fruits that you like. You might try a strawberry peach or a strawberry-rhubarb combination.

This easy jam recipe can be stored in the refrigerator when done, and is perfect for putting on top of ice cream, slathering on toast or adding to a salad dressing recipe.

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Nutrition Facts for: Small Batch Refrigerator Strawberry Jam from Something Swanky
Ingredients: Strawberries, lemon juice, corn starch, granulated sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for TWO-16 ounce jars. * Per Serving:Calories 704, Calories from Fat 13, Total Fat 1.4g 2%, Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 11mg 0%, Potassium 598mg 17%, Carbohydrates 183.0g 61%, Dietary Fiber 7.4g 30%, Sugars 168.4g, Protein 2.7g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 382%, Calcium 6%, Iron 8%

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