Homemade Strawberry Jam + Free Labels

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The best homemade strawberry jam that’s super easy to make and beats out store bought any day! Fresh, flavorful and so fun to make. Plus you’ll find FREE printable labels for your homemade jam jars to give as gifts!

Homemade strawberry jam

Strawberry jam recipe

I remember helping my grandma make this homemade strawberry jam as a little girl and it has been a favorite of mine ever since! I only make it once a year because it is definitely a treat, but it brings back wonderful memories from my childhood when I helped my grandma in the kitchen. She always said I was the best “taste tester.” I was always happy to have that job! ;)

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This homemade jam is so delicious and is such a fun summer recipe to try out. It tastes absolutely amazing on a piece of toasted bread and is so much better than store bought! I also love to give this strawberry jam recipe as a gift…it’s thoughtful and is more personalized. I’ve included free printable labels below for you to use when giving this homemade jam as a gift!

strawberry jam recipe

Ways to eat homemade jam

There are tons of ways to eat this homemade jam! Below are a few of my favorites.

How to make strawberry jam

Homemade jam is actually really easy to make and SO much better than store bought jam. You can also find the printable strawberry jam recipe below. Definitely give it a try…you will soon be hooked!

  1. Cut strawberries into 4 and place in a blender with the lemon juice. Pulse the strawberries about 5-10 times. Note: You’ll want to still see little pieces of strawberries.
  2. Pour strawberries into a large bowl and then stir in sugar. Stir for about 2-3 minutes and then let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture into the strawberries and then stir for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Next pour the homemade jam into jars (leaving about 1/2 inch from the top) and place lids on. Let the jars sit on the counter for 24 hours so they can set. Store strawberry jam recipe in the refrigerator for 3 weeks or place in the freezer for up to 1 year.

how to make strawberry jam

Quick tips about this homemade strawberry jam

  • If you don’t have a blender, you can use a potato masher as well. I use my Blentec for everything! :) I have to say my strawberry huller is amazing too. It made prepping the strawberries that much easier!
  • I like to use mason jars for my homemade strawberry jam.
  • Homemade strawberry jam can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 weeks or in the freezer up to a year.
  • Not a big strawberry fan? Try this raspberry rhubarb jam or this summer fruit freezer jam (replace the strawberries with more peaches or raspberries).
  • Don’t skip out on the lemon juice! The lemon helps set the jam and prevents the growth of bacteria.

homemade jam

Free printable homemade jam labels

I also included some free jam labels for you guys. These add the perfect touch when giving the homemade jam as a gift!

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I printed the labels out on sticker paper and punched them out with my handy dandy scalloped punch. You could also just print them on card stock and attach the square tags with string to the top of the jar. :)

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Strawberry Jam Recipe

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade strawberry jam, strawberry jam recipe
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 731 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

The best homemade strawberry jam that's super easy to make and beats out store bought any day! Fresh, flavorful and so fun to make. Plus you'll find FREE printable labels for your homemade jam jars to give as gifts!

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Ingredients

  • 2 pints fresh strawberries (washed and stems removed)
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1.75 ounces powdered fruit pectin (regular, not instant)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 5 half-pint containers

Instructions

  1. Place crushed strawberries in a blender with the lemon juice. Pulse the strawberries about 5-10 times. Note: You’ll want to still see little pieces of strawberries.

  2. Pour 2 cups crushed strawberries into a large bowl and then stir in sugar. Stir for about 2-3 minutes and then let sit for 15 minutes.

  3. Combine the fruit pectin and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for one minute. pour the boiling water into the strawberries, stir and let rest for 3 minutes.

  4. Next pour the jam into jars (leaving about 1/2 inch from the top) and place lids on. Let the jars sit on the counter for 24 hours so they can set. Then place in the freezer for up to 1 year.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Sure-Jell.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Jam Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 731
% Daily Value*
Sodium 28mg 1%
Potassium 335mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 183g 61%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 167g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 135.1%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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34 comments on “Homemade Strawberry Jam + Free Labels”

  1. love the free labels thank you! I have’nt tried the jam recipe yet as I have rather put the cart before the horse…I already made strawberry jam with a recipe very similar to this one but without pectin and guess what ? I din’t think it has set properly and I boiled it for at least half an hour though they said 6 minutes!! So now I am checking out various recipes to see what I should do next time. Thanks for the recipe will now try find pectin to see if will give a better result Regards, Kiki

  2. I love this! I have been searching for hours on Pinterest and online and I think this is the best one yet! I would like to freeze some jam….I am worried about the canning part of it. When you let it set for 24 hrs does that mean you can add the ring and then they should be good to freeze? I’m not sure if I need to do something else for them to be good to freeze? 

  3. When do you add the lemon juice? 

  4. Love this recipe, I’ve been using it for almost two years! It’s the only jam my family likes now, no more store bought for us! 

  5. Is the pectin  you talk about like Sure Jel in the yellow box?

  6. Love this site. Has a lot of great ideas!!!

  7. This looks yummy!  Sorry, new to jam making.  Do I need to boil the jars and lids prior to making this recipe? or don’t need to for this recipe?

    • Since this is a freezer jam, you’d want everything very clean but they don’t have to be sterilized (boiled) because you aren’t putting it in a water bath after.

      It wouldn’t hurt to boil them, you just don’t have to. :)

  8. Thank you so much for responding! Appreciate it! Great, I’ll give it a try.

  9. I made this recipe yesterday afternoon. The jam is setting up well. The seal did not deal properly. The seal pops. What did I do wrong? How can I fix it? Should I start over?

    • I Heart Naptime Reply

      This recipe is for a refrigerator/freezer jam, and does not have the components for seals to set. Once your jam is cool, place in the freezer or fridge and you’ll be prepared for jam whenever you like. :)

  10. Okay thanks! 

  11. Would it be ok to can this? I’ve canned apple jelly before and would like to try some jam as well!

    • You’ll need to bump up the lemon juice to 2 Tablespoons in order to can it, then I think it would be okay (but I haven’t tried).

      Canning requires an exact amount of acid and pectin to be shelf stable, plus all the canning sanitation, to make sure it will be shelf stable. As-is, this recipe is great for freezer jam (putting it in the freezer for up to six months instead of canning). :)

  12. Thank you so much for sharing your bread and jam recipes! …

  13. Is the measurement of 4 cups of strawberries the measurement before you blend them? I just wanted to make sure since I have seen other recipes where it was 2 cups blended.

  14. The recipe says 8 cups 4 cups of strawberries, which is it?
    Also is it really 4 cups sugar?
    Hoping to make this soon ,thanks

  15. This is also a wonderful gift idea!

  16. I LOVE those adorable labels. Thanks so much for sharing.

  17. What a simple recipe! How amazing will this taste in the middle of winter! Sooo good!

  18. Ooh I love a good strawberry jam!

  19. My family will love this homemade jam! So tasty on a toasted bagel!

  20. I love homemade jam! These would make such great meet the teacher gifts!

  21. Jacque Hastert Reply

    What a great gift giving idea. Perfect for the upcoming first day of school.

  22. Homemade jam is the best! This would be a great teacher gift, glad I found it before school starts!

  23. Homemade jam is the best!!

  24. I would love to try this! Love the cute labels too!

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