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7 Easy Strawberry Jam Recipes – Traditional, Sugar-Free, Freezer Jam & More!

With strawberry season just around the corner, it is time to share our favorite, and easy to make, Strawberry Jam recipes. Because strawberries are an early crop, and everyone is excited to begin the harvest season, jam recipes are very popular this time of the year.

Whether you want to make a fresh batch to enjoy immediately or you are planning to can and store the jam for use throughout the year, we have you covered. From storing the jam in the freezer to canning our most popular Strawberry Honey Jam recipe, you can enjoy the taste of homemade jam whenever you like.

And don’t worry if you don’t have your own backyard strawberry patch. There are several strawberry farms, Farmer’s markets and even grocery stores that can supply enough strawberries to get you on your way to making jam.

homemade sugar free strawberry jam
Use one of our favorite, easy to make strawberry jam recipes to preserve those fresh picked strawberries this year.

Easy Strawberry Jam Recipes

Below you will find seven of our favorite jam recipes and a brief description of each. For the actual recipe, click on the title of the recipe and it will take you to the recipe article. There you will find the specific ingredients and instructions located in a printable recipe card at the bottom of each article.

1. 30 Minute Strawberry Jam Recipe

There is nothing better than making homemade Strawberry Jam from fresh strawberries. Unless of course it takes only 30 minutes to make!

Seriously, that is all the time that it takes to make your own jam! What makes this recipe so quick and easy is the use of a food processor.

The strawberries are washed and cored and then put into a large capacity food processor. With just a few pulses, the strawberries are broken down into small chunks.

Then the crushed strawberries are sprinkled with sugar. After they sit for 10 minutes, the juices from the berries begin to release.

Then a water and pectin mixture is poured on top. Give it a few stirs until the sugar dissolves and that is all that it takes!

Place the jam in the refrigerator or freezer and enjoy it on toast, in a sandwich or as a topping for yogurt or ice cream.

jam on toast
One of the easiest recipes is this 30 minute Strawberry Jam. With the help of a food processor this jam is ready to eat in no time!

2. Sugar Free Strawberry Jam

This is the best tasting strawberry jam recipe that uses a sugar substitute instead of granulated sugar. I have tried for many years to make Sugar-Free jam.

And each time that I did, I always noticed a weird taste in the jam from the sugar substitute. However, I was determined to find one that I enjoyed.

Therefore, after much experimenting, I finally found the perfect amount of Stevia to use to make the jam both sugar-free and delicious.

As a bonus, this recipe also includes how to make this sugar free jam also pectin free! And you will be shocked at the star ingredient that makes this happen.

3. Strawberry Freezer Jam

This is an easy and great way to turn those fresh picked or store bought strawberries into something that can last for months. Best of all, because this is a freezer jam recipe, there is no cooking or canning required.

In addition, it takes only minutes to prepare! It is the perfect recipe for those who just started a garden or for those who aren’t comfortable with the water bath or pressure canning process.

Freezer jam is the perfect way to avoid the preservatives found in store bought jam. In addition, this recipe uses a relatively low amount of sugar as compared to other traditional jam recipes.

strawberry freezer jam in the freezer
For those who don’t want to go through the canning process, freezer jam is a great option.

4. Strawberry Honey Jam

Our most popular strawberry jam recipe! This recipe has been made not only across the country, but across the world!

It has won a countless number of blue ribbon awards not only for the taste but also because it is made with just 4 natural ingredients.

A delicious homemade strawberry jam recipe made without white sugar or pectin. That’s right there is no granulated sugar in this recipe.

Instead, the sweetness comes from honey instead of sugar. A great way to make and enjoy homemade jam without all the guilt.

5. Instant Pot Strawberry Honey Jam

For those that enjoy the speed and convenience of cooking with your pressure cooker, you will love this recipe.

We have adapted our traditional Strawberry Honey Jam recipe to be made in the Instant Pot. All the same flavors, but made in half of the time!

If you have been hesitant to use your Instant Pot, this is a great recipe to get you started!

easy strawberry jam recipes in canning jars
Strawberry Honey Jam is our most popular recipe. Although the jam is slightly thinner than traditional jam, it is made without white sugar and without boxed pectin.

6. Strawberry Vanilla Jam Recipe

Now that you have the basics of how to make various strawberry jam recipes, it is time to up your game. By adding just a little flavor, you will turn your plain jam into something spectacular.

This recipe uses a vanilla bean to add a slight vanilla flavor that compliments the strawberry flavor perfectly. It is great to spread on crackers, on toast, or even to serve over top of cream cheese.

However, this is also one of my favorite recipes to give as a gift at Christmas time as well.

7. Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

When it comes to making strawberry jam recipes in the Spring, you may automatically think about Strawberry Rhubarb Jam. The two fresh picked crops go hand in hand whether it is to make jam, Crisp, or pie.

The tartness of the rhubarb and the sweetness of the strawberries balances out perfectly to give you a milder flavor jam. And with just 4 ingredients, this recipe can easily be made and preserved for enjoyment throughout the year.

strawberry rhubarb jam
There is nothing that pairs better in the Spring than Strawberry and Rhubarb. Combine these two crops to make an amazingly delicious jam.

There you have it! Seven easy to make strawberry jam recipes. Pick out a favorite or two and take advantage of those fresh picked strawberries this year.

Use the homemade jam for toast, bagels, crackers, sandwiches or give jars as an edible gift around the holidays. With just a little effort you can turn your strawberries into something that can be enjoyed throughout the year.


Mary and Jim

Jim and Mary Competti have been writing gardening, DIY and recipe articles and books for over 15 years from their 46 acre Ohio farm. The two are frequent speakers on all things gardening and love to travel in their spare time.

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