Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

Thanks to a Preserving Set Review I am now a little bit addicted to making jam. I am limited to strawberry at the moment though as we have so many growing in our garden – this will definitely turn into something I make every year so I thought I would share my homemade strawberry jam recipe. Over time we’ll be creating more jams, marmalades and chutneys and I’ll make sure I share each and every recipe with you.

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

We grow strawberries in our garden every year and due to them having shooters, and creating new plants, it means that we have a rolling stock of strawberries throughout the season. Every few days we get a kilo or so of strawberries and the children absolutely love picking them.

Strawberry picking is such a British tradition and it’s lovely that we can participate, and pick our own strawberries as a family, in the comfort of our own back garden. And then make jam with them, of course.

Why should we make Homemade Strawberry Jam?

There are only so many strawberries you can eat and making jam is one way of making sure the strawberries don’t go past their best and get used in a really productive way. We have also made strawberry crumble and strawberry pies in the past which are lovely if you have just a few strawberries to use.

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

What do we do with the Homemade Strawberry Jam?

Each year we make half a dozen jars of jam and give some away as gifts – anything homemade is always a lovely gift and homemade jam is always really well received.

You can buy jar labels and lid covers online making the finish jars of jam just the perfect gift. But you can also just savour the jam at home – spreading it on toast or using it to make things like a homemade Bakewell Tart.

So here’s our Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 kg strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 kg preserving sugar for fruit low in pectin
  • 10 g butter

Instructions

  • Prepare the strawberries by removing the stalks and halving if large.
  • Put half the strawberries in a pan and break up with a potato masher.
  • Add the rest of the strawberries and lemon juice then heat until the fruit has softened – Around 10-15 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and bring to the boil, stirring so the sugar breaks up. Heat until the setting point has reached (105c) – This usually take around 15 minutes for me.
  • Skim the surface of the mixture or add 10g of butter . When dissolved take the jam from the heat and leave for 5 minutes before putting into sterilised jars.

If you’d like to print or pin the Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

I am now a little bit addicted to making jam. I am limited to strawberry at the moment though as we have so many growing in our garden – this will definitely turn into something I make every year so I thought I would share my recipe.
Course Condiment
Cuisine British
Keyword jam, strawberries
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 jars

Ingredients

  • 1 kg strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 kg preserving sugar for fruit low in pectin
  • 10 g butter

Instructions

  • Prepare the strawberries by removing the stalks and halving if large.
  • Put half the strawberries in a pan and break up with a potato masher.
  • Add the rest of the strawberries and lemon juice then heat until the fruit has softened – Around 10-15 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and bring to the boil, stirring so the sugar breaks up. Heat until the setting point has reached (105c) – This usually take around 15 minutes for me.
  • Skim the surface of the mixture or add 10g of butter . When dissolved take the jam from the heat and leave for 5 minutes before putting into sterilised jars.
Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe
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4 Comments

  1. June 28, 2014 / 11:43 pm

    We have a field full of blackberries behind our house and this year I’m determined to make jam from them. I’m going to try using this recicpe as a base – so thank you! x

    • June 29, 2014 / 10:11 pm

      We’ve planted blackberries this year so hoping we’ll be making blackberry jam next year! x

  2. June 30, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    My dad makes jam every year – I’m fussy though and don’t like jam with bits in so I’ve never tried his strawberry jam! He has made raspberry jam the last few years though and he strains it so no bits, and it’s delicious! Well done you for making your own jam too 🙂

    • June 30, 2014 / 8:36 pm

      I’m so glad I’ve done it, I’m sure it’ll now be a regular thing – Raspberry is on my list to do next year when our plants start producing enough fruit! x

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