Jim Bathie; Jan Gautro
2 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

You don't need to bring out the canning equipment for this jam. Store in a plastic container in the refrigerator for up to a month.

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

cyclegal's Review

June 22, 2014
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.

claudiadaze's Review

March 12, 2012
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!

MNveggie's Review

July 04, 2011
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!

SusanWhite's Review

June 27, 2011

sparisi's Review

June 20, 2011
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.

fishies3's Review

April 26, 2011
Made multiple times. Very easy. I use less sugar than called for. I used my immersion blender and the consistency is wonderful. Might try using lime juice next time for a twist. Very good recipe.

jeichert1980's Review

October 28, 2010
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.

malorey279's Review

August 11, 2010
So easy and so good! Highly recommend!

Joy201's Review

June 07, 2010
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.

CookinProgress's Review

May 23, 2010
I made this as a hostess gift for my wedding tea. It was absolutely delicious. The lemon juice adds a hint of tartness so the sugar doesn't overwhelm the jam. It looked great and tasted perfect!