This 3-ingredient homemade strawberry jam is an absolute game-changer in that I no longer head to the store when I need some jam for my toast; I just make some instead! Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you though, it’s just as tasty (if not more so) than store-bought varieties.
How to Make Homemade Strawberry Jam
Here’s everything that you’ll need to know in order to make your own yummy strawberry jam with only 3 ingredients:
- Combine the ingredients. Add the hulled and sliced fresh strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice to a heavy-bottomed pot.
- Stir. Stir the mixture over low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
- Mash. Use a potato masher to mash the strawberries.
- Boil. Increase the heat to medium high, and bring to a boil, while continuing to stir constantly. Allow the jam to boil for 10 minutes, or until the jam has thickened to your liking.
- Seal. Ladle the jam into sterilized jars and seal immediately.
- Store. Store the jam until ready to use.
How to Store Homemade Strawberry Jam
The best way to store homemade strawberry jam like this that hasn’t been canned is to keep it sealed up tightly in sterilized jars and then store the jars in a cool dark place like a pantry.
You’ll be able to keep it stored like this until you open it, at which point you’ll want to keep it stored in the fridge afterwards.
How Long Does Homemade Jam Last?
Due to the fact that the strawberries are cooked with sugar and lemon juice to reduce the moisture content in your jam, you can reasonably expect this homemade jam recipe to keep for up to about one year if unopened.
Once opened and stored in the fridge, the jam will keep for about one month.
(Also try: Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie)Print
3-Ingredient Homemade Strawberry Jam (This is so good!)
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 4 cups 1x
- 2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 4 cups sugar
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- Add the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice to a heavy-bottomed pot.
- Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved.
- Use a potato masher to mash the strawberries.
- Increase the heat to medium high, and bring to a boil, while stirring.
- Boil for 10 minutes, stirring constantly or until the jam is thickened.
- Ladler into sterilized jars and seal immediately.
- Store in a cool dark place and refrigerate once opened.