Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I have never managed to get plain strawberry jam to set, partially because I absolutely refuse to add sufficient sugar. Adding gooseberries (or currants) ensures a good set, and adds a very nice tangy flavour too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the gooseberries and put them in a sauce pan with the water.
  2. Cover and bring them to a boil, stirring gently, until they are all popped.
  3. Press through a sieve, and reserve the puree.
  4. Discard the skins, stems and seeds.
  5. Gently rinse the strawberries and drain well.
  6. Mash them lightly.
  7. Mix the gooseberry puree, strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a large pot.
  8. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves.
  9. Boil hard until the mixture just reaches the gell stage, about 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from the heat and skim.
  11. Seal in sterilized jars.
  12. Process in boiling water for 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

I have one small gooseberry bush and it was heavy with fruit this year. Picking the gooseberries and making this jam was a great project for my visiting Granddaughter this week-end. The jam set up nicely and there is a sweet/tart flavor we very much enjoyed.

Kate57 August 08, 2010

I was gonna post this recipe but you've beaten me to it! I really like this jam. We get a lot of strawberries at this time of year and while I love them fresh, I'm not so keen on them in jam for some reason. This recipe really gives it that sumthin' sumthin' though and is a great recipe that's easy to make. Incidentally I make mine with still-green gooseberries just cos that's how I like them best! Mmmm!

Wendy-Bob June 15, 2007

Thanks for posting! I had gooseberries, I had strawberries, wanted to make jam. It is good! It set up perfectly, was easy and DH and my mom like it alot.

Cinda Lu August 04, 2006

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