Looking for an easy strawberry jam recipe? This one is pectin-free and only has 3 ingredients!
A few weeks ago, strawberries were on sale for just $0.88/lb at Kroger! We bought 10 lbs, and decided to use most of them to make homemade strawberry jam.
Our two kids eat 3 PBJs each time we have them for lunch, which honestly is pretty much every day. Jam and jelly are so expensive, and we go through each jar very quickly.
But this was an easy recipe, and it didn’t even have pectin in it! Lemon juice has a natural pectin (as does apples), and this turned out delicious!
Mix 1 lb of strawberries, 3/4 cup sugar, and 2 Tbsp of lemon juice in a saucepan (you can use organic). Then stir on med-low heat until sugar is dissolved.
Increase the heat to med-high and bring to a boil. Boil for about 30 minutes, stirring continuously while mashing the strawberries.
You’ll know it’s done when the jam is thick (it will not thicken more as it cools) and bubbles completely cover the surface of the jam. (If you have a candy thermometer, this is about 215*).
Pour jam into jars and let cool. We store them in our freezer.
If you don’t want to use this much sugar, you can substitute the sugar with 2/3 cup of honey and a small grated apple.
Enjoy your delicious jam!