Strawberry Jam


This strawberry jam recipe is by far the easiest recipe I have found for strawberry jam without using pectin. The jam is soft, spreadable, and delicious.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
5 cups


  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled

  • 4 cups white sugar

  • ¼ cup lemon juice


  1. Crush strawberries in a wide bowl in batches until you have 4 cups of mashed berries.

  2. Combine mashed strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a heavy-bottomed saucepan; stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat to high, and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Continue to boil, stirring often, until the mixture reaches 220 degrees F (105 degrees C).

  3. Check doneness after 10 to 15 minutes by dropping a small spoonful of jam onto a frozen plate. Let sit for 1 to 2 minutes; if jam appears to gel, it is ready. Continue cooking if jam appears thin and runny.

  4. Transfer jam into hot sterile jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Top with lids and screw rings on tightly.

  5. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill it 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. Remove the jars from the stockpot and let rest, several inches apart, for 12 to 24 hours. Store in a cool, dark area.

    Strawberry Jam in glass jars


If the jam is going to be eaten right away, don't bother with processing, and just refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

85 Calories
0g Fat
22g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* 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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