Add liqueur to this jam for flavor that's reminiscent of an old-fashioned cordial. If you prefer, substitute 2 tablespoons black currant syrup plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice for the liqueur. Keep this refrigerated for up to one month.
6 cups chopped strawberries (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons crème de cassis (black currant–flavored liqueur)
1 tablespoon water
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
How to Make It
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to 2 cups (about 1 hour and 10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Cool completely; cover and chill 8 hours.