4 cups chopped and hulled strawberries
1 1/2 – 2 cups sugar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Place the strawberries and balsamic vinegar into a saucepan on medium heat. When they begin to heat up and bubble, slowly stir the sugar in.
Stir constantly with a spoon. When the entire mixture is bubbling again, lift the spoon up and watch the berry juice drip off of the spoon. When the jam is done (in about 20 minutes), it will be noticeably thicker on the back of your spoon and will fall off in a sheet.
Allow to cool, and enjoy! Store in the fridge.
Replace balsamic vinegar with 2 tbsp lemon juice and 2 tbsp maple syrup
Replace some of the sugar with maple syrup or honey
Cook the ingredients until they are as thick as a sauce instead of cooking them down to a jam