Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Quick and Easy Strawberry Jam Recipe (without pectin)

It's reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club and I'm sharing a yummy recipe for a quick Strawberry Jam.  The recipe is so easy, it doesn't even have pectin!  

Quick and easy homemade strawberry jam recipe - without pectin.  I've got to make more of this!

This month, my assigned blog is It's Yummy to my Tummy.  Heather's blog is packed full of family friendly recipes and I found quite a few that were just my style.  You definitely need to visit her blog for a few new recipes.

I had my recipe choices narrowed down to 3 and was having a hard time deciding which one I should make.  I ended up taking a last minute trip to the grocery store on Valentines day and once I saw all the gorgeous red strawberries on sale, I knew I wanted to use her easy jam recipe.

Didn't the strawberry jam turn out gorgeous!  My entire family thought this was the best thing ever.  The jam was so good with cream cheese on leftover crusty french bread.  I think it will be even yummier mixed into Greek yogurt, drizzled on top of ice cream or waffles with a bit of whipped cream.

A quick and easy homemade strawberry jam recipe - without pectin. #Strawberry #Jam

I reduced the amount of sugar since the strawberries were so sweet and added lemon juice.  (Lemon juice is naturally high in pectin and will help the jam set.)

Quick Strawberry Jam   adapted from Yummy to my Tummy
  • 16 oz strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  1. In a heavy bottom sauce pan, mix strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir over med-low heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Increase heat to med-high and bring mixture to a rolling boil.
  4. Stir frequently mashing the strawberries as you stir, continuing to boil, until jam is thickened and bubbles completely cover the surface of the jam. (about 10 minutes.)
  5. Transfer jam to a jar and let cool to room temperature.
  6. Seal jars and store in refrigerator for about 10 days (or freeze)
Makes a bout 1 3/4 cups

Additional tips:  If you have a candy thermometer, when the jam reaches 215 F, it's ready.
If you want a less chunky jam, you can process fruit in a food processor before cooking or use an immersion blender while fruit cooks.

Enjoy!  What are some of your favorite uses for jam?

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  1. Bet it tastes like summertime. Looks delicious!

  2. I would like a jar please...yum! How can anyone resist a good strawberry recipe? :) Great pick!

    Chris (

  3. Simply beautiful - I'm all about quick and easy homemade jam and strawberry is definitely one of my favs.

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  5. I always make Jam the old fashioned way and this is a must try when I have not time. Looks delish and great pick for SRC this month!

  6. This looks delicious - and easy! Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

  7. I will take a dozen jars of this goodness please :)

  8. Thanks for featuring my jam recipe! This indeed is pretty delicious and will often catch myself eating it right from the jar! The flavor goes well with just about anything

  9. That jam does look wonderful. I cannot believe it is THAT easy.

  10. Oh this looks so good! It it really does seem simple! How do you come up with this stuff?!

  11. This sounds great! I always want to make my own jam but don't have pectin, so I love that you have the recipe without it. Yum!

  12. That jam looks WONDERFUL!!! We love strawberry jam and need to make more of it. :) Thank you for sharing this. Gentle Joy

  13. Jamie this looks so good! I was just wondering what to do with the 3 packs of strawberries I bought this weekend! I will be trying this asap. Im sharing all over social media too.. yum!!

  14. Your strawberry jam looks so good, and I love how simple the recipe is! I can't wait for fresh strawberries this year, so I can try making some!!! :)

  15. That looks awful yummy!!! Found you through Craft-O-Maniac's link party

  16. This looks soooo good! My family loves strawberry jam on toast, nothing beats it! I can't wait to try this. I've pinned it so I have it!

  17. If I make this in bulk in glass mason jars, is it safe to freeze it in those jars? Otherwise if I allow the heat to seal those jars, can they be left in the pantry? Either way, what are my time limits (freezer & shelf). Thanks! We went picking this past weekend and I am so excited to try this!!!

    1. Hi Ricki, I'm on a trip this week, but I know this info is in my ball canning book. When I get home, I'll look it up and post it, In the meantime, check the ball canning website, they may have it there too.


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