Easy Homemade Strawberry Jam

This easy homemade strawberry jam recipe is made with only 3 simple ingredients, has no added pectin, and is the perfect thing to top your toast or scones – it’s also delicious when stirred into some porridge! This strawberry jam tastes so much better than any shop-bought jam and it’s ideal for use in baking.

Prep Time
Cook Time
25 minutes
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This delicious recipe was created by Anna. You can find more of her delicious bakes via her blog at annabanana.co.

  • 900 g fresh strawberries hulled and halved
  • 800 g Tate & Lyle Pure Cane Caster Sugar
  • 2 medium lemons (juice only)
How to make strawberry jam

Follow this simple 4-step strawberry jam recipe to create your own scrumptious strawberry jam!

  1. Place the strawberries in a heavy bottom saucepan and using a potato masher, crush the strawberries a little bit, until they release their juices.
  2. Add the Tate & Lyle Pure Cane Caster Sugar and lemon juice (about 4 tbsp) and place it on low heat. Stir gently until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Continue to boil, stirring it often, until the mixture reaches 105C on a kitchen thermometer. If you don't have a kitchen thermometer, perform the 'plate test'. Place a small plate in the freezer for a few minutes. Take it out and spoon a small amount of jam onto the cold plate. Wait 30 secs and push your finger through the jam. If it wrinkles and doesn't flood to fill the gap, it is ready.
  3. Turn the heat off under the strawberry jam mixture and let it sit for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, sterilise the jars.
  4. Transfer hot jam to sterile jars, leaving about 1 cm headspace. Seal jars with wax discs and lids immediately. (Depending on your jar lids, you may have to process your jam jars in boiling water, please see the notes for further instructions). Refrigerate and enjoy!