This Homemade Strawberry Jam is delicious, vibrant, and perfect for spreading between cake layers, for making strawberry buttercream, and it is also great for flavoring drinks. It’s really easy to make, so let’s jump right into it.
Whenever strawberries are in season, I love to make a batch of homemade strawberry jam. In Jos, these gorgeous, vibrant red strawberries are usually in season towards the end of the year, so, I ordered a batch over the holidays.
The locally grown strawberries are much sweeter and have a more vibrant red colour than the imported strawberries. These are the types I love to eat as a snack and use to make strawberry cake, and strawberry buttercream for filling my cakes.
Strawberry Jam Video
Even though this jam is easy to make, watching a how-to video always seems to help. On my personal YouTube channel, I share a detailed video on how to make this strawberry jam along with my strawberry ice tea recipe and my French Brioche recipe that goes perfectly with the Strawberry jam. Click the image below to watch.
Strawberry Jam Ingredients
This jam recipe uses only these three ingredients:
- Fresh/Frozen strawberries: I used the locally grown strawberries from Jos.
- Sugar: This recipe contains a fair amount of white sugar.
- Lemon Juice: I used freshly squeezed lemon juice.
How To Make Strawberry Jam
My jam recipe uses the 2:1 ratio of strawberries and sugar. For this recipe, I used 700grams of fresh strawberries to 350grams of white sugar.
- Wash the strawberries under runny water and drain them well.
- Remove the green part of the strawberries and place them into a clean, stainless steel pot.
- Add in the sugar and lemon juice, stir well and cover the pot.
- Leave the strawberries to macerate for 10mins.
- After 10 minutes, you’ll see that the strawberries have released some of it’s liquid, and the sugar has dissolved.
- Place the pot over medium heat and simmer the berries until it starts to boil. Maintain the heat and remove the foam that forms on top of the berries. Removing the foam allows for a clean and clear strawberry Jam.
- Cook the berries for 20 minutes. You can use a potato masher or a fork to mash the berries. I love to have my jam in chunks, so I didn’t mash mine.
- After 20 minutes, remove from the heat and transfer to a sterilized, airtight jar. Leave to cool completely and store in the fridge.
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