Confiture de Fraises (Strawberry Jam)

Bonjour, mes amis!

What do you do with those strawberries that are still in the 'fridge but no one is eating? Make strawberry jam! It's really fast and easy, requiring only 4 ingredients -- fresh strawberries, sugar, gelatin and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

This is a perfect topping for ice cream (shown above), cake, fresh fruit, or your morning croissant or brioche.

1 pint fresh strawberries
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 envelope powdered gelatin
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice

1. Mix ingredients in a non-stick saucepan. Turn heat on medium to  medium-low.
2. Let simmer for 1/2 hour, stirring frequently and adjusting heat if needed.
3. When it is the desired consistency, pour into non-reactive (glass) bowl and allow to cool.
4. Refrigerate. 

Post-script: We have tried this both warm, immediately after preparation, on ice cream, and cold, the next day, on croissants. It is much better warm! Discard after two days.