I'm really proud of my self, not only did I clean out my refrigerator and freezer but I managed to make a few desserts while I was at it. I had a huge bag of frozen strawberries that was just taking a lot of space in my freezer, so I decided to make a jam out of it. :) Being that I'm not a big fan of super sweet jams, I added less sugar. Its sweet enough to eat alone on toast but tart enough to use as a cake filling without overpowering your cake or frosting. It taste so delicious with toast and unsalted cream cheese.
4 1/2 to 5 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Rinse your strawberries and allow them to defrost for a few minutes but don't allow them to completely thaw out.
Place your strawberries in a large bowl, add your sugar and set them aside for approximately 2 hours or until the sugar has melted into the strawberries.
Place in a medium heavy duty pan and cook over low heat for 1 to 2 hours or until the strawberries have dissolved and the juices have thickened. You'll know the jam is done when the you dip a spoon and the back of it is coated.
Cool jam completely before placing in jars and storing in your refrigerator.