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Easy Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe Without Pectin | Classic Strawberry Jam

Easy Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe to prepare scrumptious jam with fresh strawberries, sugar and lemon juice. This simple jam is a delight on morning toast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Jams and Preserves
Cuisine: World
Author: Padma Veeranki


  • 500 grams Strawberries hulled
  • 500 grams sugar
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice


  • Wash strawberries and remove the stems.
  • Chop, mash or puree strawberries, add them to a large pot and stir in the sugar.
  • Let the mixture sit for at least 2 hours. You can also leave it overnight.
  • Cook slow over medium heat until it boils, stirring often. Then turn up the heat to medium-high and boil fast for 5 more minutes.
  • Add in lemon juice and stir. I also like to add some orange juice, but that's totally optional. Boil 5 minutes longer.
  • Take off heat and test if it’s reached setting point. Spoon a little jam on to cold saucer. After a couple of minutes, gently push a finger through jam, if the surface wrinkles it is ready. If not, return to boil for 2 more minutes and then re-test.
  • Skim and discard any scum with a slotted spoon.
  • Cool for 15-20 minutes.
  • Stir gently to distribute fruit, then pour into warm sterilised jars, cool to room temperature and pop into the fridge.
  • Keeps in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks or so.