Berry-Basil Limeade Jam

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8-1/2 cups

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
My husband and I have fun picking fruit. We ended up with too many strawberries, so it was time to make jam, inspired by a mojito recipe. —Erica Ingram, Lakewood, Ohio
Berry-Basil Limeade Jam Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 4 teaspoons grated lime zest


  1. Wash nine 1-cup plastic or freezer-safe containers with hot, soapy water. Dry thoroughly.
  2. In a small bowl, thoroughly crush strawberries, 1 cup at a time, to measure exactly 5 cups; transfer to a 6-qt. stockpot. Stir in pectin, lime juice and butter. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil and stir 1 minute. Immediately stir in basil and lime zest.
  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 up to 12 months. Thaw frozen jam in refrigerator before serving.