Liv's Homemade Strawberry Jam

    1 day 3 hours

    Best served with scones and cream, this recipe makes around 1.5 kg of jam. Great in strawberry season.


    New South Wales, Australia
    46 people made this

    Serves: 20 

    • 8 cups small strawberries
    • 4 cups sugar
    • juice of 2 lemons, strained

    Preparation:1day2hours  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:1day3hours 

    1. Layer the strawberries and sugar in a large bowl. Cover and leave overnight.
    2. The next day, scrape the strawberries and their juice into a large, heavy pan.
    3. Add the lemon juice. Gradually bring to a boil over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
    4. Boil steadily for 10-15 minutes, or until the jam registers 105 degrees C on a sugar thermometer.
    5. Alternatively, test for setting by spooning a small amount onto a chilled saucer. Chill for 3 minutes, the push the jam with your finger; if wrinkles form on the surface, it is ready. Cool for 10 minutes.
    6. Pour the strawberry jam into warm sterilized jars, filling them right to the top.
    7. Cover and seal while the jam is still hot and label when the jars are cool.
    8. This jam can be stored in a cool dark place and should keep for up to 1 year.


    For the best results when making jam, don't wash the strawberries unless absolutely necessary. Instead, brush off any dirt, or wipe the strawberries with a damp cloth. If you have to wash any, pat them dry and then spread them out on a clean dish towel to dry further.

    To sterilise jam jars

    Wash them in hot soapy water, then rinse thoroughly and drain. Place the jars on a baking sheet to and dry in a warm oven for 10-15 minutes.

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    I made this yesterday and the whole family say it's the best Jam they have ever tasted! I added one cup less sugar, and I didn't have any lemon juice so I added 2 tablespoons of malt vinegar and the juice of a large lime. Amazing flavour!  -  21 Mar 2018


    We went strawberry picking today, and I immediately thought that I should make some jam with all the strawberries. So I made this and it came out absolutely delicious. I went ahead and added some pectin to the jam to help it gel better (6 tablespoons worth). I also suggest adding a little bit more sugar (1 cup more), but otherwise it's great!  -  31 May 2013


    <3 can someone say distant future <3 ^_^  -  24 May 2009