Strawberry Jam in a Jiffy Recipe
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Strawberry Jam in a Jiffy Recipe

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Most people put jam on homemade biscuits, but not me. I love slathering a little butter and this amazing strawberry jam on a piping hot piece of cornbread just out of the oven; it's pretty incredible. —Michelle Roberts, Senior Culinary Specialist, Taste of Home Cooking School
Featured In: 19 Freezer Jam Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 10 min. + standing
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 10 min. + standing
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 91 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 23g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Rinse five 1-cup freezer-safe containers and lids with boiling water. Dry completely. Thoroughly crush strawberries, 1 cup at a time, to measure exactly 2 cups; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in sugar; let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a small saucepan, mix water and pectin; bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute longer. Add to strawberry mixture, stirring until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. (A few sugar crystals may remain.)
  3. Immediately fill all containers to within 1/2 in. of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours.
  4. Jam is now ready to use. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 12 months. Thaw frozen jam in refrigerator before serving. Yield: 4-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Strawberry Jam in a Jiffy in Taste of Home June/July 2014

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Jensmith2 User ID: 5987285 249398
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2016

"This recipe is exactly the same recipe in a box of Sure-Jell! Made it for years."

daturnage User ID: 4909456 228283
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"Excellent! Better than any jam I've bought in the grocery store. Tastes so fresh, bright color, delicious, and so easy to make! This recipe is a KEEPER!"

dragonlady57 User ID: 7414923 228036
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

"Wow, Pythonesk, submit a 1 star review just because you don't read the recipe properly. I will give 5 starts just to try to balance the scale."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 225607
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2015

"Pythonesk, 4 cups of whole berries crushed down will come close to the 2 cup measurement. You might have a bit of crushed berries leftover after crushing them."

pythonesk User ID: 8150202 225603
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2015

"Why does this call for 4 cups of strawberries, but only 2 are mentioned in the text of the recipe????"

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