Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham 
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 20 Mins
Makes about 1 2/3 cups

Not only is Strawberry-Lemonade Jam spread between the layers of our Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake, this sweet-tart jam does double duty as a base for savory sides and entrees.


How to Make It

Step 1

Process strawberries in a blender until smooth; press through a wire-mesh strainer into a 3-qt. saucepan, using back of a spoon to squeeze out juice; discard pulp. Stir in sugar.

Step 2

Whisk together lemon juice and cornstarch; gradually whisk into strawberry mixture. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, and cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Place plastic wrap directly on warm jam; chill 2 hours or until cold. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Ratings & Reviews

kquarles19's Review

July 22, 2014
This jam was really tasty and it was great to have some leftover - tasted just as great on toast the next day. The recipe was very easy to follow and it made me want to try making more jams/preserves. Great way to start getting into making jam.

haldrich's Review

June 16, 2014
This cake is wonderful. The flavors are great together and the jam is really good by itself. Brought some to work and have had requests to make it again. My husband isn't a big sweets person but he loved it also.

elliee50's Review

June 05, 2014

imidurski's Review

April 21, 2014

PatriciaH's Review

April 21, 2014
I made this jam over Easter. It was absolutely delicious and so easy to make. It was my first time making jam and now I want to try other fruits and berries as well. I highly recommended this recipe!