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homemade strawberry jam

Easy Homemade Strawberry Jam




25 mins



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.

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Pure Cane Caster Sugar

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Homemade Jam Recipe

How to make strawberry jam

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

Turn the heat off under the strawberry jam mixture and let it sit for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, sterilise the jars.


To sterilise the jars, preheat the oven to 160 C and wash the jars and lids in hot, soapy water and rinse them, but do not dry them. Place the jars onto a baking tray and into the oven for 10 minutes. Soak the jar lids in boiling water for a few minutes. If using the jars with rubber seals, make sure to remove the rubber seals before placing the jars in the oven. If using the jars with wax discs, make sure to cover the jam jars with the wax disc immediately after filling them. To process the jars in a water bath, place lids on jars, screw on rings and lower jars back into the pot of boiling water. The water should cover the jars. Boil the jars for 10 minutes, transfer them to a towel and allow to cool for 12 hours.

Step 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!

This delicious recipe was created by Anna. You can find more of her delicious bakes via her blog at

Ingredients – 3 items





Fresh, hulled and halved

Pure Cane Caster Sugar

Tate & Lyle Pure Cane Caster Sugar


Lemon juice

medium lemons


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