- 1 kg fresh whole strawberries
- 350 g well-ripened bananas
- 500 g sugar
The end of spring and the beginning of summer is strawberry season in our country. This fruit is very juicy and perishable, which is why jams and sweets often remain more liquid than we want. To naturally thicken your strawberry jam, try adding some banana to it. Here's how.
Clean the strawberries from the twigs and stems. Soak them in the sugar and let them sit for 5-6 to 7 hours to release juice.
Boil the strawberries on the stove over medium heat. Then reduce the temperature and skim off the foam. Stir for about 15 minutes, then remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool thoroughly. Then boil the jam again.
Meanwhile, mash the bananas well with a fork or puree them. Add them to the strawberries and let them simmer together for another 15 minutes, stirring. Again skim off the foam that forms.
Spread the jam carefully into previously prepared sterilized jars, tighten the lids and let them cool with the lids down.
The candy will be of ideal thickness without additional addition of sugar and thickeners.