There’s nothing quite like Homemade Strawberry Jam, and this recipe is our all time favorite. Made with just 3 simple ingredients, it’s deliciously sweet and perfectly spreadable. Just like store bought… only better! If you’re looking for an easy recipe that turns out perfect every time, this is it!
There’s something about strawberry jam that’s sooo inviting… and when it’s homemade… even better!
Growing up, my mom made it occasionally and it was always such a special treat. But for some reason, as an adult, I always had the idea that homemade jam was outside my wheelhouse. Clearly I couldn’t have been more wrong.
This Strawberry Jam recipe is the EASIEST thing ever! It requires just 3 ingredients, 30 minutes, and a bit of patience… and you’re well on your way to the most delicious treat ever.
The ultimate topping for toast, biscuits, or our favorite Vanilla Muffins. No matter how you enjoy it, one thing is for sure. You’ll never go store bought again!
The BEST thing about this recipe (aside from the amazing taste) is the incredibly short ingredient list! Who knew you could make delicious strawberry jam with just 3 ingredients!?
- 1 lb. strawberries
- 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 1 lemon
- Wash strawberries; remove stems and cut into fourths.
- Place strawberries in a large bowl.
- Add sugar and the juice of one lemon. Stir ingredients together until a thick syrup forms.
- Transfer mixture to a medium heavy bottom saucepan. Add lemon zest (optional) and use a potato masher to mash strawberries.
- Heat over low heat just until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium, bring mixture to a boil, and boil 20 minutes, stirring often.
- Remove from heat and transfer to a sterilized glass jar.
🍊 Recipe variations
- Substitute orange juice & zest for the lemon juice & zest
- Omit lemon zest
- Use a combination of strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries
- Reduce sugar to 3/4 or 1 cup
- Reduce cook time to 5 minutes, remove from heat, and stir in 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- Use 3/4 c. maple syrup in place of sugar
📍Tips for success
- Cut your strawberries into pieces that are roughly the same size
- Squeeze your lemon juice into a separate bowl first so you can remove any seeds
- Zest the lemon before cutting in half and juicing – it’s easier this way
- Leave some strawberry pieces partially intact when mashing to add texture to your jam
- Boil over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring often. Cooking over high heat or for too long will result in a jam that is too thick
- If your jam ends up too thick, you can easily fix it by adding small amounts of boiling water until it reaches your desired consistency
- If your jam ends up too runny, you can easily fix it by boiling it longer
Jam should be stored in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
This recipe can be frozen in a freezer safe container for up to 1 year. To thaw, simply move it to the refrigerator for 1-2 days until completely thawed, then use as desired.
🍰 More strawberry recipes
- Strawberry Pie
- Strawberry Banana Bread
- Strawberry Caprese Salad
- Fresh Strawberry Bread
- Summer Strawberry Salad
- Strawberry Peach Muffins
- Strawberry Cucumber Salad
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 28Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g