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Strawberry Jam

February 1, 2020 (Last Updated: June 11, 2020)

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This homemade strawberry jam is quick, easy and only uses two ingredients!  Make your own small batch of jam with no added pectin needed. This recipe is perfectly spreadable and delicious and is a perfect recipe for first time jam makers. No need to can or freeze this jam – recipe makes just two cups of strawberry jam! 

Homemade Strawberry Jam in a canning jar with a spoon in the 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 and there’s no canning involved, no pectin added and no fuss involved. 

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

Red jam spread on two pieces of 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.

A blue bowl filled with fresh strawberries.

How do I make strawberry jam?

  • Pick beautifully ripe strawberries.

Cut strawberries and sugar in a large pot.

  • 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!

Strawberries cooking in a large pot with a white spoon in the pot.

  • 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.

Cooking strawberry jam in a large pot.

  • Bring the jam to a full boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and pour into heat proof containers. Allow jam to cool.

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

Serve this homemade jam with homemade bread! A few of my favorite recipes include White Bread, Honey Oat Bread and Homemade Sourdough English Muffins.

A canning jar filled with red jam.

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


Don’t forget to PIN for later!A glass jar half filled with jam.

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This post was originally published in March 2016. The post and recipe have been updated. 

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

Small batch of jam. Perfect when you just need a small batch of jam or only have a few strawberries ripe in the garden.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Condiment, Jam
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 27 kcal


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (cleaned, hulled and chopped.)
  • 1 cup sugar


  • Place strawberries and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir until sugar is melted and berry juices start to release.
  • Continue to stir intermittently to avoid scorching.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Continue to cook 5 minutes at a boil, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat. Pour into a heat proof container. Let cool and enjoy!


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


Calories: 27kcalCarbohydrates: 6gPotassium: 13mgSugar: 6gVitamin C: 5.3mgCalcium: 1mg
Keyword how to make jam, small batch jam, strawberry jam
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


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  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    February 3, 2020 at 4:59 am

    5 stars
    I can’t lie. That photo of strawberry jam on toast just made me crave a slice of toast like you wouldn’t believe! We’ve been buying a fair amount of jams and jellies lately for Robbie, but I should try making my own. It’s been a number of years since I made homemade jam. This looks delicious, Kathy!

    • Reply
      February 3, 2020 at 5:39 am

      Thanks, David! This jam is pretty easy to make, but it does disappear quickly.

  • 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
      March 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      That sounds like a perfect memory!

  • 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
      March 19, 2016 at 6:10 am

      No canning needed here!

  • 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
      March 19, 2016 at 7:02 am

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

  • Reply
    March 18, 2016 at 1:52 pm

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

    • Reply
      March 19, 2016 at 7:01 am

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

  • 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
      March 19, 2016 at 6:10 am

      Very simple to make and super delicious!

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