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Homemade Strawberry Jam

Serves: 10

Ready in: 30 to 60 mins

Cost Cutting Eco Friendly Freezes Well Gluten Free‏

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe: Veggie


1.5kg strawberries, hulled and halved or quartered depending on size
3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 1 1/2 lemons
1.5kg preserving sugar with pectin
15g butter


  • Wash the jam jars and place upside down in the oven at 100C/225F/Gas 1/4 to dry thoroughly. Place a small plate in the fridge for testing the jam later.
  • Hull the strawberries and add half to a preserving pan and crush them roughly with a potato masher; add the rest of the fruit, the sugar and the lemon juice. Stir all the ingredients together well off the heat.
  • Place the pan on the element and stir over a low heat until sugar has dissolved. You’ll know it’s dissolved as you won’t be able to hear the sugar scraping on the pan.
  • Add the butter, which will help disperse any foam which is a natural part of jam making. The butter helps minimise this, and disperses any foam back into the jam.
  • Bring to a rapid, rolling boil for four minutes. Don’t be afraid of the rolling boil, this is crucial to producing a jam that will set.
  • Spoon a little jam on to a chilled saucer, as soon as it is cool, run a finger through the jam so that the saucer is visible, if the finger line remains in the jam and the jam wrinkles it is ready, if not boil a little longer and try again.
  • Ladle into the hot jars and fill until almost full to allow for shrinkage as the jam cools.
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