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Easy Strawberry Jam with Pectin

Easy Strawberry jam with pectin is so easy and tastes better than store-bought jam and does not contain high fructose corn syrup. It is flavorful and you can taste the freshness of the strawberries.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Condiments, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade jam, strawberry jam, strawberry jam from scratch, strawberry jam with pectin
Servings: 2 Jars
Author: Bunmi
Cost: $10


  • 1 pound strawberry
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon liquid pectin
  • 2 lemons juiced and zest grated


  • Wash the jars and lids and place in a large pot fully submerges, boil and simmer
  • Wash the strawberries and hull them. ( I use a spoon or table knife to cut around the top to remove the green part.
  • Place the strawberries in a bowl and crush using a potato masher. You can use a blender but be careful not to over blend.
  • Combine the sugar, lemon juice, and zest in a saucepan on low heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Between 5- 10 minutes
  • Add the liquid pectin and the crushed strawberries to the saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat while stirring. Between 8- 10minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. The jam should be runny.
  • Take out the jars using the tong. Do not touch the inside of the jar.
  • Pour the jam into the jars, leave about half-inch of room.
  • Put the lid on the jars, do not overtighten the lids. return the jars to the canning pot and boil for 1o minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, remove the jars using the tongs.
  • Allow the jam to sit for 24-48 hours
  • Store the jam in the pantry. Once opened, store jam in the refridgerator


  • The jam is ready when the color changes to a darker hue and you can do the freezer test to be sure.
  • To test if the jam will set, place a plate with a spoon of jam in the freezer for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes in the freezer, if the jam sets and wiggles, it is done. If it does not, give it a little more time.
  • You jam will set and thicken between 24-48 hours. If the jam has not set after 48 hours, you need to reboil the jam with pectin and sugar to aid the setting process.