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Simple 2 Ingredient Strawberry Jam from Scratch

Do you need a perfect strawberry jam recipe? This one is it! All you need for this are two ingredients – strawberries and sugar. This homemade jam is sweet, saucy, and so darn delicious.

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This fresh strawberry jam is perfect for topping your funnel cakes, ice cream, or brownies. It’s a great base for strawberry shortcakes.

Additionally, it’s a wonderful addition to yogurt and makes a tasty pie filling! You can do just about anything with this easy strawberry jam!

To make this tasty jam, you’ll want to remember

Boil, remove the foam, and cool down, then repeat.

This process repeats 3 times. This helps ensure your berries will hold their shape. From jams to jellies, strawberry recipes always fill my summer. With the perfect jam consistency it creates and the simple glass mason jar presentation, It’s pure perfection for me.

Here’s some equipment you’ll be needing for this small batch strawberry jam recipe

Water bath canning is always the best way to prepare the jars. That way, they’re fully clean before we use them.

To do this, use a separate pot filled with water. Bring it to a full boil and place in the jars. Boil them for a minute, then remove and let the cool down.

After filling with strawberry jam, clean the jar rims and put on a new lid before sealing them. That way, you will have no spillage from your sterilized jar. A jar with a good jam on the outside attracts ants. You can store them in a cool, dark place if you don’t plan on freezing them.

Key Ingredients

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Strawberries contain vitamin C, magnesium, and many more benefits. They’re the perfect sweet berry to enjoy as a jam! Be sure to choose good quality berries that are ripe.

Sugar sweetens up this recipe. It makes strawberry jam perfectly sweetened and tasty!

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make 2 Ingredient Strawberry Jam from Scratch

Step 1: Wash the fruit

First, wash 2 pounds of fresh strawberries, then cut off the green leaves. (important to wash strawberries before taking the leaves off).

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Step 2: Marinate the fruit

Place the strawberries into a large pot. Pour sugar on top of the strawberries and let it stand for 2-4 hours, or until you begin to see juice.

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Step 3: Boil the fruit

Bring the strawberries to a boil, and let it boil for 5 minutes. Take the foam off. After 5 minutes of boiling, take off from the heat and set aside to cool down, for about 10 hours.

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Step 4: Let it cool

Boil the strawberries again for 5 minutes, take the foam off and let cool down for another 10 hours.

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Step 5: Boil the fruit again

Boil the strawberries one more time, let it cool down for 1 hour before placing into jars. Keep jars in a cool and dark area.

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Step 6: An optional step

If you like your jam less runny, boil the strawberries longer. Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Make strawberry jam sugar free with substitutions like maple syrup, agave syrup, or honey as alternatives. Add to taste and adjust to your liking.
  • Store your jam in a cool, dark place to preserve its quality. Once opened, refrigerate it

Recipe FAQs

What’s the purpose of boiling and cooling the jam multiple times?

Boiling and cooling the jam three times helps the strawberries maintain their shape while still achieving the desired thickness.

Can I use this jam as a filling for pastries or cakes?

 Absolutely! This homemade strawberry jam is versatile. Use it as a delicious filling for Strawberry Jam Bars or Thumbprint Cookies.

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Ways to Use Strawberry jam

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Simple 2 Ingredient Strawberry Jam from Scratch

Fresh or frozen strawberries and some sugar is all that's needed to enjoy this yummy jam.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American, Jam, Russian
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 1 day
Servings5
Calories: 674kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 lb fresh strawberries, washed, greens cut off
  • 4 cups sugar, or to taste

Instructions

  • First, wash 2 pounds of fresh strawberries, then cut off the green leaves. (important to wash strawberries before taking the leaves off).
    2 lb fresh strawberries,
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  • Place the strawberries into a large pot. Pour 4 cups of sugar on top of the strawberries and let it stand for 2-4 hours, or until you start to see juice.
    4 cups sugar,
    strawberries-and-liquid-in-a-pot
  • Bring the strawberries to a boil, and let it boil for 5 minutes. Take the foam off. After 5 minutes of boiling take off from the heat and set aside to cool down, for about 10 hours.
    strawberries-cooking-in-a-pot
  • Boil the strawberries again for 5 minutes, take the foam off and let cool down for another 10 hours.
    strawberry-jam-cooking-in-a-pot-with-a-spoon-in-it
  • Boil the strawberries one more time, let it cool down for 1 hour before placing into jars. Keep jars in a cool and dark area.
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  • The reason you boil for 5 minutes and let it cool down three times is so the strawberries keep their shape. If you like your jam less runny, boil the strawberries longer. Enjoy!

Notes

  • This recipe can also be made with other fruit. 
  • Make sure the jars are washed well. 

Nutrition

Calories: 674kcal | Carbohydrates: 173g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 169g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 107mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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