Kittencal's Easy Refrigerator Strawberry Jam

Total Time
10 mins
5 mins

Considering how easy this is to make, it makes a great strawberry jam, good on waffles, pancakes and for a cheesecake topping! It will keep in the refrigerator covered for up to 2 weeks.

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  • 1 lb fresh ripe strawberry, trimmed and halved (use only red ripe berries)
  • 23-1 cup sugar (I found that 2/3 cup was enough sugar for me)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered fruit pectin
  • 2 -3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • red food coloring (optional)


  1. In a bowl mash the strawberries using a potato masher or fork.
  2. In a large skillet stir together the mashed berries, sugar, pectin and lemon juice (starting with 2/3 cup sugar and adding in more desired I found that 2/3 cup plenty for me!) boil until slightly thickened about 5 minutes, add in a couple drops of red food colouring if needed.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl to cool.
  4. Store tightly covered in a glass jar in the refrigerator until ready to serve.