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The easiest homemade strawberry jam recipe. All you need are fresh strawberries and 3 other pantry staple ingredients!
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  1. Strawberry Freezer Jam
  2. Ingredients
  3. How to make Strawberry Jam
  4. Storage
  5. Strawberry Jam Recipe

The easiest homemade strawberry jam recipe. All you need are fresh strawberries and 3 other pantry staple ingredients!

easy strawberry jam

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Making strawberry freezer jam is quick, easy and super satisfying. There is no dealing with jars, lids and huge pots of boiling water that are required for sterilization during regular canning.

I really like Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin for less or no sugar needed recipes. It comes in a pink box and you should be able to find it easily this time of year at any grocery store. Although it is a reduced sugar recipe, trust me when I say, there is plenty of sugar in it and it is sweet enough.

The recipe that follows comes directly from the box with a few added notes from me. You must follow the instructions EXACTLY or the jam will not set up and you will end up with what is essentially strawberry syrup (also delicious, but not what we are going for here).

In addition to the ingredients below, you will also need (4) 2 cup plastic containers. They do not need to be special canning/freezing containers. You just need containers that seal well.

Ingredients

  • 4 C crushed strawberries (about 4 pints of strawberries cleaned and stemmed)
  • 3 C sugar
  • 1 package Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin for less or no sugar needed recipes (pink box)
  • 1 C water

How to make Strawberry Jam

  1. Wash, rinse and dry your plastic containers so they are ready to go when your jam is finished cooking.
  2. Clean and stem the strawberries. Crush with a potato masher or fork. I would not recommend putting them in the food processor unless you really don’t want any chunks of fruit in your jam.
  3. Measure EXACTLY 4 cups of crushed berries into a bowl. In a separate bowl measure EXACTLY 3 cups of sugar. Add the packet of fruit pectin into the sugar and stir well to combine. Pour sugar mixture into a medium sized pot and add 1 cup of water. Stir well with a whisk. Stirring constantly, bring to a full boil over medium-high heat. Continue to boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add the crushed strawberries. Mix well to combine. Distribute into plastic containers and cover.
  4. Let rest at room temperature, on the counter for 24 hours before placing in the refrigerator or freezer.

Storage

Store in the fridge for 3 weeks or in the freezer for up to a year.

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Strawberry Jam

Serves — 5
The easiest homemade strawberry jam recipe. All you need are fresh strawberries and 3 other pantry staple ingredients!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Cups crushed strawberries about 4 pints of strawberries cleaned and stemmed
  • 3 Cups sugar
  • 1 package Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin for less or no sugar needed recipes the pink box – for less or no sugar needed recipes
  • 1 Cup water

Instructions
 

  • Wash, rinse and dry your plastic containers so they are ready to go when your jam is finished cooking.
  • Clean and stem the strawberries.
  • Crush with a potato masher or fork. I would not recommend putting them in the food processor unless you really don’t want any chunks of fruit in your jam.
  • Measure EXACTLY 4 cups of crushed berries into a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl measure EXACTLY 3 cups of sugar.
  • Add the packet of fruit pectin into the sugar and stir well to combine. Pour sugar mixture into a medium sized pot and add 1 cup of water. Stir well with a whisk.
  • Stirring constantly, bring to a full boil over medium-high heat. Continue to boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add the crushed strawberries. Mix well to combine.
  • Distribute into plastic containers and cover.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 138g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 125g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. Jenn,

    I bet you could use this same recipe with other fruit. I live across from a peach orchard and have a lot of peaches right now. I might try this. No not get me wrong I love strawberries and this Easy Strawberry Jam looks AMAZING!

    Thanks so much for sharing and making me get motivated to make real jam. Pinned! tweeted! shared!

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

  2. Hey there! Can you tell me how much one packet of pectin is? My pectin came in a container and I have to measure it out. Thanks!! Jennifer from Spring, Tx

    1. I googled it and found this:
      One small package of powdered pectin equals 1.75 oz. Therefore, 3 1/2 tablespoons will give you the equivalent of a package of powdered pectin.

  3. I made your strawberry jam a few weeks ago and it was a HUGE hit!! I’m so glad I found it. I also signed up for your weekly emails.

    I am wondering, can I also make this jam with blueberries, raspberries or peaches? Have you done it?

    Thanks again!

    1. Hi Teri – Thanks so much for your message!! I haven’t tried any other fruits, but let me ask my sister, she is the genius behind making jam!!