Want to add some excitement to your homemade jam? Our Soft Set Strawberry and Pimm’s Jam recipe does just that! Mixing with a splash of refreshing Pimm’s No 1 gives this jam a cheeky twist that’s sure to delight your taste buds. But that’s not all – we recommend you use this delicious jam to make delicious jam tarts. These delicious treats perfectly capture the essence of summer, with every bite bursting with sweet strawberries and Pimm’s goodness. So go ahead and improve your jam making skills with this irresistible recipe!
- 1½ kg strawberries, peeled and halved if large
- 1 kg bag of preserving sugar (with added pectin)
- Squeeze 2 lemons
- Juice 1 orange
- 3 tbsp Pimm’s No 1
Sterilize your jars
Wash jars and lids in hot, soapy water, rinse, then place on a baking sheet in a low oven for 10 minutes or until completely dry. If using rubber seals, remove them and cover with freshly boiled water.Our downloadable labels
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Tartlets with cream tea jam
Roll out 375g of finished shortcrust pastry to 1lb thickness. Using a fluted cutter, cut out 8cm circles. Line the bun tins. Fill each with 1 teaspoon of jam. Bake at 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5 for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool completely and cover with cream.
- Put a few saucers in the freezer for later.
- Place the strawberries in a canning pot (or your largest pot) and then roughly mash them with a potato masher or lightly crush them between your fingers and thumb to make them a little juicier.
- Stir in the sugar and place the pan over a very low heat.
- Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved and the berries are surrounded by red syrup. Don’t let it boil.
- Once the sugar crystals have disappeared, stir in the lemon and orange juice.
- Turn up the heat.
- Once the jam is boiling rapidly (a thermometer reads 105°C), set a timer for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, place 1 teaspoon of jam on one of the frozen saucers, place in the refrigerator for 1 minute and then pierce the jam with your finger.
- When the jam wrinkles, it is ready. If not, cook for another 2 minutes and test again.
- As soon as the jam is ready, remove it from the heat.
- Allow to cool for 30 minutes, skim off the foam and then stir in the Pimm’s.
- Pour into sterilized jars.
- Store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year.
Soft strawberry Pimm’s jam
Soft strawberry Pimm’s jam
Equipment and tools
For this recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:
- Jars and lids
- Rubber seals
- Fluted cutter
- Bread tins
This recipe does not contain common allergens such as nuts, dairy or gluten. However, it is always advisable to check the ingredients for possible allergens.
Storage and leftovers
After making the jam, store it in sterilized jars with lids. It will last up to 6 months in a cool, dark place. After opening, store in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks.
Leftover jam can be used for various purposes. A delicious option is to prepare cream tea and jam tarts:
- Roll out 375g of finished shortcrust pastry to 1lb thickness.
- Using a fluted cutter, cut out 8cm circles.
- Line the bun tins.
- Fill each with 1 teaspoon of jam.
- Bake at 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5 for 15-20 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely and cover with cream.
The Health Benefits of Soft Strawberry Pimm’s Jam
Soft strawberry and Pimm’s jam is not only a delicious spread for toast or scones, but also offers several health benefits. Made with fresh strawberries and a hint of Pimm’s No 1, this jam is packed with nutrients and antioxidants that can support your overall wellbeing.
The main ingredient in this jam is strawberries, which are known for their high vitamin C content. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells from free radical damage. It also supports a healthy immune system and helps with collagen production, which is essential for healthy skin and connective tissue.
Strawberries are also a good source of fiber, which can promote healthy digestion and prevent constipation. They also contain manganese, folic acid and potassium, important minerals for various body functions.
2. Pimm’s No. 1
Pimm’s No 1 is a popular British fruit cup that gives this jam a unique taste. While it is primarily used for its flavor, Pimm’s No 1 contains a blend of herbs and botanicals that may provide certain health benefits.
The ingredients in Pimm’s No 1 include quinine, traditionally used to support digestion, and angelica root, which is said to have anti-inflammatory properties. However, it is important to note that the amount of these ingredients in the jam is relatively small, so their individual health benefits may be limited.
3. Possible antioxidant benefits
The combination of strawberries and Pimm’s No 1 in this jam provides a significant amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants play a critical role in protecting your cells from oxidative stress, which can lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers.
Consuming foods rich in antioxidants such as: Eating foods, such as strawberries, can help reduce inflammation in the body and support overall health. The addition of Pimm’s No 1 adds a unique touch to the antioxidant profile of this jam.
4. No added sugar
This soft strawberry and Pimm’s jam recipe uses preserving sugar, which already contains added pectin. Pectin is a natural fiber found in fruits that helps jam set without the need for additional sugar.
Reducing added sugar in your diet can have numerous health benefits, including weight control, improved heart health and better blood sugar control. By using jam sugar with added pectin, you can enjoy the sweetness of the jam without having to worry about excessive sugar intake.
In summary, soft strawberry pimm jam is a delicious and nutritious spread that offers several health benefits. From the antioxidant properties of strawberries to the unique taste of Pimm’s No 1, this jam is a delicious addition to your breakfast or teatime treats. So just give it a try and enjoy the delicious taste while reaping the nutritional benefits.