Instant Pot Strawberry Honey Jam

instant pot strawberry honey jam
Instant Pot Strawberry Honey Jam – made with just 3 ingredients.

It is hard to believe that we first posted our Strawberry Honey Jam recipe 5 years ago!

This recipe is by far the most popular recipe on our website. In fact, it has had nearly a million views since we first posted it in 2013.

We first wrote about how we made strawberry jam with all natural ingredients: strawberries, apples, honey, and lemon juice.  With no refined sugar and no pectin, the recipe was a huge hit with many of our followers.

The original recipe was cooked on the stovetop and required an extended time to thicken because it didn’t use traditional pectin. This process could take up to an hour to achieve that perfect gel like consistency.

Although that is a perfectly acceptable way of making strawberry honey jam, I wanted to see if I could make it in a fraction of the time using the very popular Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

instant pot strawberry honey jam
Cut your strawberries and apple and add honey to your Instant Pot.

This small kitchen appliance is all the rage! It has taken the time required to cook in the kitchen down to minutes as compared to the time required for traditional cooking.

I honestly have to admit, that I use my Instant Pot daily, if not several times a day. And yes, I love it so much that I now have two! Check out our other favorite Instant Pot recipes at makeyourmeals.com.

So in an experiment to combine our favorite recipe with our favorite appliance, we decided to update our Strawberry Honey Jam recipe after 5 years.

We used the same ingredients, minus the lemon juice. The lemon juice was added in the original recipe primarily for canning purposes. We weren’t planning on canning this batch, so we didn’t include it.

The result….Strawberry Honey Jam made in half the time!

I actually preferred the Instant Pot method as the jam seemed to evaporate quicker and thicken more than the stove top version.

If you still wanted to can this jam, just add 3/4 tablespoon of lemon juice while cooking. Proceed with your water bath canning as stated in the original Strawberry Honey Jam recipe.

However, this recipe is so quick and easy to make, canning may not be necessary any more!

Instant Pot Strawberry Honey Jam

instant pot strawberry honey jamINGREDIENTS:

2 pounds strawberries, stemmed and cut in 8 pieces

1 Granny smith apple, cored and diced, not peeled

1 pound local raw honey

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Place strawberries, apples and honey in Instant Pot

instant pot strawberry honey jam
Once the pressure has been released, use an immersion blender to blend the apple and strawberries.

2. On sauté mode melt honey and heat strawberries and apples until liquid forms, stirring occasionally. Continue to stir and cook until it comes to a boil

3. Turn off the sauté mode and put on the lid of your cooker. Place the valve in the sealing position and pressure cook/manual mode on high for 2 minutes.

4. When the cook time expires, turn off the keep warm function and let it naturally release the pressure.

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Thick and delicious Instant Pot Strawberry Honey Jam

5. Remove lid and turn pressure cooker back on sauté. Break down apples and strawberries with an immersion blender or potato masher to desired texture.

6. Continue to stir and scrape the bottom of the pot and let the jam thicken to desired consistency. (Approximately 10-15 minutes).

7. Pour jam into clean half-pint jars or freezer safe jars.

Store in the refrigerator or freezer for later use.

Enjoy!

Mary and Jim

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Instant Pot Strawberry Honey Jam

Delicious 3 ingredient homemade jam with no refined sugar or pectin.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds strawberries stemmed and cut in 8 pieces
  • 1 large granny smith apple cored and diced, not peeled
  • 1 pound local raw honey

Instructions

  1. Place strawberries, apples and honey in Instant Pot
  2. On sauté mode melt honey and heat strawberries and apples until liquid forms, stirring occasionally.
  3. Continue to stir and cook until it comes to a boil
  4. Turn off the sauté mode and put on the lid of your cooker. Place the valve in the sealing position and pressure cook/manual mode on high for 2 minutes.
  5. When the cook time expires, turn off the keep warm function and let it naturally release the pressure.
  6. Remove lid and turn pressure cooker back on sauté. Break down apples and strawberries with an immersion blender to desired texture.
  7. Continue to stir and scrape the bottom of the pot and let the jam thicken to desired consistency. (Approximately 10-15 minutes).
  8. Pour jam into clean half-pint jars.
  9. Store in the refrigerator or freezer for later use.

Recipe Notes

Recipe provided by Old World Garden Farms

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10 thoughts on “Instant Pot Strawberry Honey Jam – Our Most Popular Recipe Updated

  • March 25, 2018 at 1:37 pm
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    My jam didn’t firm up to a thicker consistency. What happened? Next time I might try less honey.

    • March 25, 2018 at 3:12 pm
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      Hi Linda After the time expired, did you saute it? I had to saute mine for 15 minutes to get the desired consistency. I used our honey which is a thick honey which could also could cause it to thicken up better. You can continue to saute and reduce the jam down until it becomes thick.

  • March 20, 2018 at 7:54 pm
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    Can you convert 1 lb. of honey to cups please?

    • March 21, 2018 at 2:19 pm
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      Hi Carolyn. One pound of honey is typically around 12 ounces. Hope that helps!

  • March 20, 2018 at 12:17 pm
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    I still confused as to what the difference is between instant pot and pressure cooker.

    • March 20, 2018 at 4:24 pm
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      The Instant Pot is the brand name of the pressure cooker.

  • March 20, 2018 at 10:43 am
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    I can’t wait to try this recipe for strawberry honey jam. Can you hot water bath the jam to make it shelf stable?

    • March 20, 2018 at 11:34 am
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      Yes you can. I would recommend adding in the lemon juice and following the canning guidelines on our original strawberry honey jam recipe page.

  • March 20, 2018 at 10:39 am
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    Can you use this recipe to make other fruit jellies like peach, apple or blueberry?

    • March 20, 2018 at 11:35 am
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      We have made it with blackberries and it turned out wonderful!

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