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Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

This homemade strawberry jam is quick, easy and only uses two ingredients!  

Homemade Strawberry Jam in a canning jar.

Fresh strawberries just scream….Strawberry Jam!  There’s nothing better than homemade strawberry jam.  Sometimes you just don’t want to make a big batch of strawberry jam.  This is a small batch of  jam.  No Canning.  No Freezing. No pectin.

This strawberry jam is cooked in just 15 minutes.  It only uses two ingredients: strawberries and sugar.  Super easy…Super delicious.

Strawberry Jam served on toast.

Your friends and family will be wowed when you serve them fresh strawberry jam.  I like my jam a bit chunky.

You can cut your strawberries into smaller pieces or even puree the strawberries if you don’t like the chunks.

Fresh Strawberries

Pick beautifully ripe strawberries.

Making strawberry jam.

Start with the strawberries and sugar.  Place over medium heat.  You need to stir for the first few minutes until the sugar starts to melt and the strawberry juices begin to flow.  If you aren’t careful, you can burn the sugar.  Just stir, stir, stir!

Making strawberry jam.

After five minutes of cooking you will see lots of juice and the smell will be heavenly.  Keep heat on medium and stir every few minutes.

Strawberry jam at a full boil.

Jam at a full boil.

This jam is just perfect for impressing your family or guests or for when your garden doesn’t produce a bumper crop of strawberries.

Strawberry Jam

Other great homemade jams to make include Blackberry Jam, Apple Butter and Plum Jam.

5 from 1 vote
Strawberry Jam
Strawberry Jam
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Small batch of jam. Perfect when you just need a small batch of jam or only have a few strawberries ripe in the garden.
Course: Condiment, Jam
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make jam, small batch jam, strawberry jam
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 27 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries cleaned, hulled and chopped.
  • 1 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Place strawberries and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir until sugar is melted and berry juices start to release.
  3. Continue to stir intermittently to avoid scorching.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Continue to cook 5 minutes at a boil, stirring often.
  6. Remove from heat. Pour into a heat proof container. Let cool and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This takes 15 minutes total over a medium heat.
Cook time may vary slightly depending on heat from burner.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 27
% Daily Value*
Potassium 13mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 6g
Vitamin C 6.4%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Make you own small batch of strawberry jam. Just two simple ingredients is all you need!

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    March 16, 2016 at 5:42 am

    I love strawberry jam Kathy! And this recipe is so easy! I’ve already been buying lots of strawberries at the market. On my list! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 16, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      I love it when strawberries start showing up in the stores….just means spring is almost here!

  • Reply
    Cakespy
    March 16, 2016 at 7:51 am

    I can practically taste this sweet jam. Perfect and accessible recipe.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 16, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks! Very easy to make and so few ingredients!

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    Lori from LL Farm
    March 16, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    What a beautiful picture of the jam dripping off the spoon! I love to make it like this, add some bottled lemon juice and freeze the extra.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 16, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      The only problem in our house…never any extra!

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    March 17, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Happy to see that we’re on the same page with jams: no pectin, just fruit and sugar (I made my plum jam adding only a bit of lemon juice). Now you’ve given me the idea to make a strawberry jam, that I love, just a little batch for a quick consumption. Beautiful pictures and explanation. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 17, 2016 at 4:27 am

      Sometimes we just need some fresh jam now without going through all the extra work.

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    March 17, 2016 at 4:54 am

    I love strawberry jam on toast, Kathy! It’s been years since I’ve made jam, and I totally want to go make this now. And I love that you do this without pectin. Sometimes you just need a nice quick jam, and you don’t want to deal with the hassle. Don’t worry…I’ll gladly polish off the whole jar in no time flat!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 17, 2016 at 5:17 am

      The only downside to this jam is it disappears quickly!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    March 17, 2016 at 6:52 am

    The color of that jam is gorgeous, Kathy! I wish I had some on toast right now! Pinned!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 17, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      It is very yummy on toast….I had some this morning 🙂

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    March 17, 2016 at 7:45 am

    You are so right, there is nothing better than homemade jam, especially strawberry! This jam is beautiful, Kathy and it I can almost taste it’s deliciousness through my screen! I totally want to slather this stuff on all the things!! I’ll take 10 jars please. 😉 Cheers, friend!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 17, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      I love fresh strawberries and this jam just really highlights the strawberries.

  • Reply
    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    March 17, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    This is the BEST way to make jam! So good, so easy! Perfect.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 17, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      It is really yummy!

  • Reply
    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    March 17, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    It’s hard to believe that strawberry picking season is right around the corner, but it’ll be here before you know it. And I’ll make some jam for the first time!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      I can’t wait to pick fresh strawberries from the garden!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 18, 2016 at 12:27 am

    A sweet jam can add so much flavor to so many things, and the strawberry one is my personal favorite. Love how vibrant and luscious this looks! Awesome!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 18, 2016 at 5:04 am

      toast…peanut butte sandwich…biscuit…ice cream….the uses are endless!

  • Reply
    Dawn at Girl Heart Food
    March 18, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Perfect and so simple. My kinda recipe, Kathy! I have a bunch of strawberries in the fridge so I know what I’m gonna make 😉 YUM!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 19, 2016 at 6:10 am

      Very simple to make and super delicious!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    March 18, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I am alll about the small batches of jam!! And strawberries are just the best!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 19, 2016 at 7:01 am

      So quick, easy and delicious! This is strawberry season!

  • Reply
    Jess @ Sweetest Menu
    March 18, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    This is amazing! I’ve always wanted to try make jam! This looks fantastic!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 19, 2016 at 7:02 am

      It’s a perfect recipe for anyone to make their own jam.

  • Reply
    Kaylene @ The Links Site
    March 18, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    I’d love to make my own jam but the canning process always seems too much trouble. I love this idea of just making up a small batch that you can use up quickly!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 19, 2016 at 6:10 am

      No canning needed here!

  • Reply
    Kim | Low Carb Maven
    March 20, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Mmmm. My mother made the best strawberry jam when I was a kid. This looks so good and I bet it’s perfect with the homemade bread you posted earlier. Just perfect!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      That sounds like a perfect memory!

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