Basic strawberry jam

Basic strawberry jam


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About this recipe: Strawberry jam does not get any easier. If you are new to jam making then this is the perfect place to start. Two ingredients, three steps - that's it!

Debba B

Makes: 4 450g jars strawberry jam

  • 2.7kg (6 lb) strawberries, roughly chopped
  • 1.8kg (4 lb) preserving sugar

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. In a preserving pan, combine the strawberries with half of the sugar and boil for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.
  2. Return to the heat with the remainder of the sugar and bring to the boil. Begin testing for the setting point (this could take up to 30 minutes) by dropping a small amount of jam onto a cold plate. If the jam wrinkles when you push it with your finger, it is ready.
  3. Transfer to sterilised jam jars and seal immediately. Leave undisturbed for 8 hours or overnight to achieve a good set.

How to sterilise jars

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