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Homemade Strawberry Jam

Delicious three-ingredient jam that's easy to make and even easier on the tastebuds.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy strawberry jam recipe, homemade strawberry jam, homemade strawberry jam recipe, strawberry jam

Equipment

  • Medium Pot
  • 3-8 Ounce Jars plus lids
  • Fork or Potato Masher
  • Slotted spoon.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs Strawberries 600 grams
  • 1 ¾ cups Sugar 400 grams
  • ¼ cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Hull the strawberries(remove the stems) and chop up your strawberries into small pieces. ( I like bigger chunks in my jam, so do this based on your liking.)
  • Place sugar, strawberries and lemon juice in a medium pot. Stir until combine.
  • Mash strawberry mixture with a potato masher or fork until the majority of the chunks are "smushed."
  • Over medium-high heat, bring the strawberry mixture to a boil. As soon as the mixture begins to boil, remove strawberry chunks with a slotted spoon. Set aside.
  • Heat the leftover syrup in the pan until it reaches 220°F on a candy thermometer.
  • Return the strawberry chunks back into the pan and bring the mixture to a boil for ten minutes. Stirring often.
  • Remove from heat. The jam should be the gel like consistency.
  • Pour mixture into containers of your choice and let it cool.
    If using a plastic container or anything that cannot be properly sealed, store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. Enjoy!

Sterilized Mason Jar Instructions:

  • If you are using sterilized mason jars:
    Fill each jar 1/4 inch from the top of the jar. Stick a clean knife straight down into each jar once to remove any air pockets. 
    Wipe down your jar with a clean washcloth and place the lid and band on it. Screw on the lid until you start to feel some resistance. Process your homemade strawberry jam jars in a boiling water bath for five minutes. 
    Remove the jars from the water bath and let cool for up to 24 hours. To check if the jars have sealed properly remove the band from the jar and push down on the lid lightly. If you are able to indent the lid, they did not seal properly. 
    This jam will keep for up to six months in a sealed unopened jar at room temperature. After the jam has been opened, it will keep for about three weeks in the fridge. 

Notes

***If you do not have a candy thermometer, you can use a simple test to make sure the jam has set properly. Just follow these steps: 
Place a small plate in the freezer for about fifteen minutes.
Once the jam has come to a boil, take the plate out of the freezer. 
Place a small spoonful of strawberry jam onto the plate and let it cool for a few minutes. 
Once cool, poke the jam with your finger. If the jam wrinkles, it has set. If it runs back into place, the mixture needs to cook longer.