Strawberry jam, everyone loves it. Well, let’s add some flavours and booze with this strawberry jam with sage and red wine. Come on, what could be better than adding wine to strawberries and getting away with having it on your toast in the morning!
Strawberry Jam with Sage and Red Wine
Forget your usual jam, this really is one for grown-ups! This is not your sickly sweet confection that the kids would splatter all over sandwiches and toast. Oh no, this impressive jam mixes sweet with savoury and just a touch of boozy fun. The perfect preserve really!
While I love jam and strawberry jam in particular when we have loads of those gorgeous berries in the garden in the summer, I do get tired of plain old strawberry jam. That’s why I have made a few different varieties of strawberry jam over the years on this blog; Italian Inspired Strawberry Jam , Strawberry Gin Jam, Strawberry And Tomato Jam, Strawberry And Elderflower Jam, and Strawberry And Chilli Vodka Jam
What are the ingredients for this strawberry jam with sage and red wine?
Well there are only 5 ingredients here. Strawberries, some chopped up fresh sage leaves (they must be fresh sage leaves not dried), the juice and zest of a lemon, red wine (it would be rude not to!) and sugar.
How do you make this jam?
Even the real novice jam maker will have no difficulties with this simple recipe. You are just boiling things up and waiting for that magical setting point. That’s when the jam is ready to ladle into sterilised jars.
Need more information and help on jam making? Then check out my Easy Jam Making Tips here.
How long will this jam keep?
Stored in a sealed jar in a dark cupboard your jam will keep for up to a year. Once opened store in the fridge and use within a month.
How to serve this strawberry jam with sage and red wine
While you can have this on your toast for a decadent breakfast treat it goes well on a cheeseboard and is good gently warmed with a little more wine added to loosen it up and spooned over the very finest vanilla ice-cream for the perfect dessert.
Looking for more strawberry recipes to make the most of the summer? Then check these out;
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strawberry jam with sage and red wine
- 425 g/15 oz strawberries
- 425 g/15 oz jam sugar
- 150 ml5 fl oz red wine
- 2 sage leaves finely chopped
- juice and zest of half lemon
- Hull the strawberries and cut in half
- Heat the strawberries with sugar until it has completely dissolved
- Add the red wineand lemon juice and zest
- Bring to the boil until setting point has been reached
- Add the chopped sage leaves and stir well
- Ladle into sterilised jars and pop on the lids
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