jar of homemade Sure-Jell strawberry jam

Homemade Strawberry Jam

This easy strawberry jam recipe is a great way to preserve the flavors of spring. Serve it on buttery homemade biscuits for a special treat.
Course Preserves
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 48 servings (2 Tablesspoons eac)
Calories 118 kcal



  1. Wash jars and rings with hot water and soap (or in the dishwasher.) Rinse well.
  2. Place jar lids in a sauce pan and cover with boiling water.
  3. Fill a canner half full with water and simmer.
  4. Place sliced, crushed strawberries, measuring five cups, into a 6-quart or 8-quart stock pot.

  5. Add pectin to berries, and stir to combine. To reduce foam, add 1 teaspoon butter. Bring to a full boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
  6. Add sugar and stir.
  7. Return to a full, rolling boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat and skim off foam.
  9. Ladle into clean, dry jars, leaving ¼-inch of space at the top. Wipe jars and seal with lids and bands.
  10. Place jars in canning rack and lower into the water, making sure there's 1 to 2 inches of water covering the jars.

  11. Process for 10 minutes and remove jars from canner. Place them upright on a towel.

  12. Once jars are completely cooled, check the seals by pressing the center of each lid. If the lids spring back when touched, they're not properly sealed and they must be refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

Makes six half pint (8 ounce) jars of jam.
A serving of jam is 2 Tablespoons

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Strawberry Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118
% Daily Value*
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 29g32%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 8.8mg11%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.