Strawberry Jam

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Learn how to make strawberry jam without pectin using fresh strawberries. Quick & easy to make jam recipe with 2 ingredients

Strawberry jam is loved by kids and making it preservative free yields the best taste and texture. Strawberries contain natural pectin which is required for the jelly-like texture jams have. Using fresh fruit to make homemade jams is the best way to preserve fruits at home

Jams are a mere combination of sugar & fruit. Keeping that in mind, here’s are homemade strawberry jam recipe that’s not too sweet and not to thick as well. It’s got the right amount of sweetness with a spreadable consistency perfect for appylying on a slice of bread

Learn how to make strawberry jam without pectin using fresh strawberries. Quick & easy to make jam recipe with 2 ingredients
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How to make Strawberry Jam

1st step

Rinse fresh strawberries and pat them dry. Remove the stems and chop roughly

2nd step

Combine the chopped strawberries with granulated sugar and cook until soft and mushy. Bring it to a thick pulp-like consistency and your done !! Store in an airtight container at room temperature

Tips to remember while making Jam


While using fruits to make jam, its always recommended to use over ripe fruits. However, to make this strawberry jam, its best to use a combination of overripe and the regular firmer strawberries. The regular strawberries are sour and add the right amount of sourness to the jam. Thus, in this recipe we do not add lemon juice for the sourness


It’s said, once the jam is thick and falls off the spoon like a lump, its a sign that the jam is ready. However, I recommend you remove the jam off the gas once it coats the back of your spoon like a thick syrup. Remember !! Jams get thicker in texture as they cool down. So, the thick syrup will eventually get thicker and change into a jam like consistency. If removed off the gas when too thick, the jam feels lumpy and too firm to spread onto bread


Jam contains a good amount of sugar, and since sugar works as a preservative you can store the jam in the fridge for about 2 months in an airtight container or glass jar

a spoon full of strawberry jam
Strawberries and sugar

Ingredients to make strawberry jam


It’s best to use fresh strawberries, however you may use frozen if that’s easily available. Use a combination of over ripe and regular firm strawberries. Over-ripe strawberries are sweet and regular firm, not so ripe strawberries are tarty (sour) in taste. This helps in balancing flavors


Granular sugar is best. Fine or thick, doesn’t matter

a bowl with strawberries and sugar pulp
Jam made of Strawberries

Recipe Card – How to make strawberry jam

a bowl with strawberries and sugar pulp

Strawberry Jam

Author: Alisha R
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make jam at home, how to make strawberry jam, recipes with strawberries, strawberry jam, strawberry jam recipe, strawberry jam without pectin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Calories: 94kcal
Adjust Servings Here: 6 people
Learn how to make strawberry jam without pectin using fresh strawberries. Quick & easy to make jam recipe with 2 ingredients


  • 250 grams strawberries roughly chopped
  • 125 grams granulated sugar


  • In a pan on medium heat, add the chopped strawberries and sugar. Mix well until all the sugar melts
  • Once the sugar has melted, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally
  • Cook this on medium heat for about 7 to 10 minutes or until the jam is thick just like the texture of thick honey. Using a spatula, mash some of the strawberry chunks while stirring as the mixture cooks
  • To test if the jam is ready. Dip the back of the spoon in it. It should form a coat of jam on the spoon that remains on it and doesn't drip off easily
  • Once done, remove the jam in a container and let it come to room temperature. You can then store it in the fridge for upto 2 months

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Nutrition Information
Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

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