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.
I’ve also added a splash of orange liquor and a handful of blueberries to the recipe. They’re optional, but help bring out the depth of flavor in the strawberries. 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!
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|