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!
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! ;)
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!
Ways to eat homemade jam
There are tons of ways to eat this homemade jam! Below are a few of my favorites.
- The most classic way – spread it on a piece of homemade white or wheat bread.
- Try topping your pancakes with this delicious strawberry jam recipe. You could even throw on some fresh strawberry slices too!
- Love ice cream? Try making the ultimate banana split by adding this delicious strawberry jam.
- Spread jam on a fluffy homemade biscuit.
- Try adding homemade strawberry jam to your charcuterie board. It would be delicious on a cracker that’s topped with cheese or on top of baked brie.
- You can even use this homemade jam when baking. Try making my peanut butter and jelly cookies or strawberry crumb bars.
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!
- 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.
- Pour strawberries into a large bowl and then stir in sugar. Stir for about 2-3 minutes and then let sit for 15 minutes.
- Pour mixture into the strawberries and then stir for another 2-3 minutes.
- 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.
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.
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. :)
Love this strawberry jam recipe? You’ll like these other strawberry recipes too:
- Mini strawberry shortcakes
- Strawberry puffs with Nutella
- Strawberry cream frosting
- Brownie strawberry trifle
- Strawberry shortcake biscuits
Strawberry Jam Recipe
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!
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adapted from Sure-Jell.