2 pounds fresh strawberries
3 TBS fresh lime juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 TBS lime zest
Wash strawberries well. Remove stems and dice. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized pot. Mash mixture with a potato masher to help break strawberries down.
Bring mixture to a boil in a pot at least twice the size of the mixture and stir s occasionally. Lower heat to medium-high and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often. Do not leave this on the stove unattended.
The mixture will foam up and then as it is getting reduced, calm down and thicken up a little. The best way to tell if it is close to ready is to dip a spoon or spatula in every so often. First, the jam will begin to lightly coat the spoon, later it will drip/slide off in sections. That’s when you know it is ready.
Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool completely. Store in a mason jar or glass bowl with lid and refrigerate until ready to use. Stays good for 2 weeks in your refrigerator.
Tips: Use a larger pot than you need to prevent splatter. If the jam is not as thick as you would like it after it has been completely chilled, simply return it to a pot and allow it to boil again for 7-10 minutes. Repeat cooling process.