Strawberry Jam


I was looking for an easy to make Strawberry Jam  recipe and found a great one on  It didn’t have the author’s name but had good reviews so I decided to follow it and I am pleased to say that the jam turned out perfect.  I used one cup less sugar than recommended by the recipe and sound the jam to be still sweet so next time may even reduce the sugar further.


  • 4 lbs strawberries
  • 7 cups sugar
  • ½ cup lemon juice


1. Before starting the making of Strawberry Jam , make sure you have got plenty of sterilized bottles labelled ready to use.

2.  Wash and chop the strawberries. Transfer them to a large saucepan and add in the sugar and lemon juice.  Mash the strawberries with a potato masher.
P11704723.  Heat this mixture on a low heat until all the sugar melts.  Keep stirring and checking until the jam mixture starts to thicken.   You may get some scum whilst the strawberries are cooking.  Use a spoon to remove as much of the sum as you can. P1170474

4.  To test the right timing for the jam to be set – keep a saucer in the freezer.  Once the mixture has been boiling for 10 minutes, take the saucer out of the freezer and place a spoonful on the the jam on the saucer. Return the saucer back to the freezer for a minute. Run a finger through the middle of the jam and if the jam doesn’t feel runny, the jam is ready to be bottled. P1170480

4.  Once the Strawberry Jam  is ready,  transfer it to the sterilized bottles and seal the bottles if you are not planning to eat the jam soon. IMG_0928

I really liked this Strawberry Jam recipe as it uses no preservatives or pectin. The jam tasted really sweet so I will be reducing the sugar next time I make jam.