Kittencal's Easy Refrigerator Strawberry Jam

"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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Ready In:
1 1/4 cups (approx)


  • 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)


  • In a bowl mash the strawberries using a potato masher or fork.
  • 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.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl to cool.
  • Store tightly covered in a glass jar in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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  1. tednjoc
    This was my first experience making jam. I can't believe how easy it was! Thanks so much.
  2. sissy sue
    This is so good. My hubby really likes it too. I can't waite to give some away as gifts. I made it just as the recipe stated, and with only 2/3 cup of sugar. I think that is about right, not too sweet. I didn't have the fresh lemon juice, ( forgot to buy it).
  3. Sydney Mike
    So easy to make & such a great tasting jam, too! Made it according to the recipe, using the 2/3 cup of sugar & must say, I probably won't be looking at store-bought strawberry jam again, not with something this easy to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Cookbook tag]
  4. queenbeatrice
    What an easy recipe. I will have to pass this on to my DD who is just learning the basics of cooking. I put the strawberries through the food processor, leaving just a few chunks as DH doesn't like chunky jams, and then I followed the rest of the instructions as listed, using 2/3 cups sugar. This was just sweet enough and perfect amount of lemon juice to add a lovely acidic note. Thanks for sharing your tasty recipe :)
    This is my first time using pectin, and it turned out great! I always was afraid of it. I like to have toast and coffee most mornings, and this is so nice to have, consideing I made it!lol Gret reciper Kitten! Thanks for sharing! Made for a Strawberry event at KK's site!



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