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Strawberry Jam in a Jiffy

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 10 min. + standing
  • Makes
    4-1/2 cups


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


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

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  • Jensmith2
    Jun 13, 2016

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

  • daturnage
    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
    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
    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
    Apr 29, 2015

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