Making your own jam sounds like a big deal, but I promise, it’s oh so easy.
I’m not canning, I’m not fussing over this. I’m just boiling 5 simple ingredients and coming away with a super tasty homemade strawberry jam in under an hour.
(If you have a serious surplus of strawberries, you could make this as well as my easy strawberry sauce. It’s just 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to make!)
I’ve also added a splash of orange liquor and a handful of blueberries to the recipe.
They are optional, but help bring out the depth of flavor in the strawberries. (The blueberry add-in is a trick I learned from Ina Garten.) It’s subtle, but really brings a lot to the jam.
Homemade strawberry jam makes a great gift for teachers or neighbors or to take to a hostess at a summer gathering.
Add some fresh baked bread (homemade or from a bakery) and some cute napkins in a basket and you’ve delivered breakfast after the party! (A sure way to be invited back!)
Try it out and stock your fridge and freezer with some homemade strawberry jam.
Strawberry freezer jam
An easy, no-canning, strawberry freezer jam sweetened with honey!
- 2 pints strawberries, washed, hulled and diced small
- 1 1/4 cups honey
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon orange liquor (optional)
- a handful of blueberries (fresh or frozen; optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a heavy bottomed pan or a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring regularly.
- Keep at a rolling boil, at medium or medium-low heat, and cook for 30-40 minutes.
- If you have a layer of foam on top, skip some of that off.
- Cool and transfer to glass jars. Refrigerate or freeze jars.
- If freezing, make sure to leave a 1/2 inch of room at the top of the jar, to allow for expansion.
- If making these as a gift for several people, you may want to double or triple the recipe. Or use the really small (4 ounce) jars!
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 5kcal Calories from fat|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|