Combine strawberries and sugar in a medium saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 1 hour or until thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice. Cool to room temperature.
Great flavor but did not thicken up the way I expected. Cooked just over an hour and it seemed to be thickening - but it was late and I didn't how much longer it might take - or if it would get any thicker... Used emersion blender to smooth out. Beautiful color! Just wish it was more jam and less sauce.
I made this just now and it is fantastic and so easy! I had never made anything like this. I have two adjustments I will make next time. More lemon juice (I used a tbsp today). Next time, I'll try 1.5 tbsp. I would also let it cook longer, mine after an hour was still a little liquidy. Still, it was delicious! Try it!
This is my go-to jam recipe -- I have made it with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, and apricots, and all have turned out spectacularly. I no longer buy jam from the grocery store! I find this jam freezes well, and friends/family have enjoyed receiving it as gifts. I have even subbed 1/2 cup agave nectar for the cup of sugar with excellent results! Thank you for such a great and versatile recipe!
I have made this so many times. It really is outstanding and so easy. I love that it just makes a small batch and no canning is required. It's also great to give as gifts. The lemon juice is definitely necessary as it cuts the sweetness a bit.
This is the first time I've made jam and this recipe makes it easy. The flavor is great and will definitely make again. The only thing I will do differently next time is put the strawberries in a food processor to get the chunks smaller.
This jam turned out really, really well. I would probably only add 3/4 cup of sugar next time since the strawberries were already pretty sweet. I also pureed the jam after an hour to chop the strawberries and make it into a more jam consistency. I plan to make another batch for friends.