Strawberry Champagne Jam

4 Cups
25 min

Little known fact: I hate drinking champagne. I know; how un-bougie of me, right? It isn’t just champagne though. I don’t know if it’s from all the times orange soda spray out of my nostrils as a child (which somehow happened every birthday party I attended), or because of the way it burns as it runs down my esophagus, but anything carbonated turns me way off. So yeah, basically I don’t like the bubbly part of bubbly. I do however love baking with champagne, and this tasty strawberry champagne jam is one of my favs. The best part of this jam is how quickly and easily it can be made. Also, if you are a fan of bubbly beverages, you’ll have half a bottle left to throw back once you’re done making this recipe. Win-win, folks!

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Recipe details

  • 4  Cups
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Ingredients


  • 8 cups whole strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups champagne

Instructions


If using fresh berries, wash and remove stems.
In a large sauté pan, add strawberries, lemon juice and sugar. Stir to coat.
Over medium heat, cook berry mixture for approx. 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
After 10 minutes, mash berries with potato masher until they are well broken down. Add champagne and stir.
Reduce heat and continue to cook jam until sufficiently thickened to desired consistency.
Remove from heat, transfer to clean jars, and cool before refrigerating.

Jennifer Thompson
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