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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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: British
Keyword: jam, strawberries
Servings: 3 jars


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


  • 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.