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How to Make Strawberry Jam

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 pounds of fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups jam sugar also known as high pectin sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod


  • Sterilize your jars by boiling a large pot full of water. Place the jars inside and simmer until you need them. For lids, boil water in a kettle and pour into a large bowl. Soak lids in hot water.
  • Rinse strawberries under cold water and remove leaves. Add them to a large pan, followed by the sugar.
  • Slice the vanilla pod open lengthwise and take out the seeds. Add the vanilla pod to the pan and mash the ingredients together until only a few chunky pieces of strawberry remain.
  • Place pan on a stovetop and turn up the heat until the strawberry mixture starts to boil. Once it boils, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; scoop out any foam forming at the top and let mixture sit for 15 minutes.
  • Pick the sterilizing jars and lids out of the pot with long tongs. Spoon the strawberry jam into jars and close lids tightly. Refrigerate until chilled and serve.


Serving: 8g