Homemade strawberry jam recipe

Claire Gallam

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With how incredibly easy and delicious homemade jam is, it's a surprise brands like Smucker's are still in business! This homemade strawberry jam recipe is not only easy, it's cheap and requires just 3 ingredients! Next time you're low on jam, instead of running to the store, whip up this 20 minute or less jam recipe instead. Plus, you can swap out the strawberries for your favorite fruit so the varieties are endless!

jam on toast

In addition to being delicious on your toast or in your favorite pastries, this homemade strawberry jam makes the perfect gift for holidays or birthdays! All you need are a few ball jars and some cute ribbon!

Homemade strawberry jam

jam in a jar

Yields about 2-1/2 cups


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Place the strawberries into a deep saucepan. Using a pestle, mash the strawberries until they are a fully squished. Add sugar and lemon juice and stir lightly.
  2. Place saucepan on the stove top and heat over low heat until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Raise temperature to high and boil mixture until it reaches 220 degrees F. Remove from heat and let cool about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour jam into a jar and chill for at least 1 hour. Spread on your favorite bread or pastry and enjoy!

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.