Monday, October 15, 2007

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jam

I ran across the jam/jelly exchange hosted by Molly at Batter-splattered and thought that this would be so much fun to participate in. I have only made jam a few times, but this has to be my favorite so far. It is a little thicker than normal jam, but still tastes great. Who doesn't like chocolate covered strawberries? Now I can enjoy them on a biscuit! White chocolate raspberry is next on my list of jams to create.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jam

2 lbs strawberries, sliced
4 1/2 Cups sugar
2 Tbsp vinegar
pinch of salt
3 oz. of bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Combine all of the ingredients, EXCEPT the chocolate in a large pot. Bring to a rolling boil on medium-high heat, stirring frequently for about 15-20 minutes, or until you reach 220 F on a candy thermometer. Once you reach this temp, remove from heat and add the chocolate. Stir until all the chocolate has melted and is combined. Transfer to jelly jars and top with the lids. The heat from the jam should make the tops seal. Also, you don't need to skim off the foam, once you add the chocolate and get that all mixed in, the foam dissolves back into the jam.

10 comments:

Deborah said...

I have never had a jam like this - it sounds so interesting! Who could pass up chocolate and strawberry??

Peabody said...

This sounds like a really cool jam. I will pass it on to my mom...the jelly/jam maker of the family.

Maryann@FindingLaDolceVita said...

Chocolate and strawberries...that sounds very yummy :)

zee said...

Chocolate-covered strawberry jam?? Gosh, this sounds really good. I've never had such a jam before. How different does it taste from normal strawberry jam; can you taste the chocolate?

- Ovenhaven -

April said...

Ovenhaven, yes you can taste the chocolate! yum!

gigi said...

What a unique jam recipe.Sounds delicious!

glamah16 said...

Thats sounds so rich and good. Would make great presents as well.

Valli said...

Oh my...how decadent is that!!!

Megan said...

The strawberry patch by house opened up, finally. I've been dying to make this jam. Got the berrys, going for the jars. Whoooo-hooo, I'm excited!!!

Denise Lippy said...

This was a really big hit! One of our favorites!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jam

I ran across the jam/jelly exchange hosted by Molly at Batter-splattered and thought that this would be so much fun to participate in. I have only made jam a few times, but this has to be my favorite so far. It is a little thicker than normal jam, but still tastes great. Who doesn't like chocolate covered strawberries? Now I can enjoy them on a biscuit! White chocolate raspberry is next on my list of jams to create.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jam

2 lbs strawberries, sliced
4 1/2 Cups sugar
2 Tbsp vinegar
pinch of salt
3 oz. of bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Combine all of the ingredients, EXCEPT the chocolate in a large pot. Bring to a rolling boil on medium-high heat, stirring frequently for about 15-20 minutes, or until you reach 220 F on a candy thermometer. Once you reach this temp, remove from heat and add the chocolate. Stir until all the chocolate has melted and is combined. Transfer to jelly jars and top with the lids. The heat from the jam should make the tops seal. Also, you don't need to skim off the foam, once you add the chocolate and get that all mixed in, the foam dissolves back into the jam.

10 comments:

Deborah said...

I have never had a jam like this - it sounds so interesting! Who could pass up chocolate and strawberry??

Peabody said...

This sounds like a really cool jam. I will pass it on to my mom...the jelly/jam maker of the family.

Maryann@FindingLaDolceVita said...

Chocolate and strawberries...that sounds very yummy :)

zee said...

Chocolate-covered strawberry jam?? Gosh, this sounds really good. I've never had such a jam before. How different does it taste from normal strawberry jam; can you taste the chocolate?

- Ovenhaven -

April said...

Ovenhaven, yes you can taste the chocolate! yum!

gigi said...

What a unique jam recipe.Sounds delicious!

glamah16 said...

Thats sounds so rich and good. Would make great presents as well.

Valli said...

Oh my...how decadent is that!!!

Megan said...

The strawberry patch by house opened up, finally. I've been dying to make this jam. Got the berrys, going for the jars. Whoooo-hooo, I'm excited!!!

Denise Lippy said...

This was a really big hit! One of our favorites!