Summer Strawberry Jam


This strawberry jam recipe fills two half-pint Ball jars with brilliant red jam that you can enjoy well past summer.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
13 hrs
2 half-pints


  • 1 ⅓ cups crushed strawberries (wash, hull, then crush one layer at a time using potato masher)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Ball® RealFruit™ Classic Pectin

  • 1 ⅔ cups granulated sugar

  • 2 Ball® or Kerr® Half-pint (8 oz) Jars with lids and bands


  1. Inspect two 1/2-pint jars for cracks and bands for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until jam is ready. Wash new, unused lids and bands in warm soapy water.

  2. Place strawberries into an 8-quart saucepan. Gradually stir in pectin. Set over high heat; stir constantly until mixture comes to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Stir in sugar until dissolved; return to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; skim foam if necessary.

  3. Pack jam into hot, sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel to remove any residue. Top with lids and screw bands on tightly.

  4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars 2 inches apart into the boiling water using a holder. Pour in more boiling water to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Bring to a rolling boil, cover, and process for 10 minutes.

  5. Remove the jars from the stockpot and let rest, several inches apart, for 12 to 24 hours. Press the center of each lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Remove the bands for storage and store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

43 Calories
11g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 43
% Daily Value *
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Potassium 15mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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