strawberry jam in a jar

Homemade Strawberry Jam without pectin

Nothing beats homemade strawberry jam made with fresh berries!  This jam only uses three ingredients and no store bought pectin.

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry jam
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 96 servings
Calories 35kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 2 lbs. strawberries hulled and diced or sliced
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed


  • In a large, heavy bottom pan, combine all ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue to cook and stir at a low boil for about 30 minutes or until jam darkens and thickens.
  • Dip the back of a spoon into the jam and then run your finger through the jam. If it stays separated and doesn't run back together,, the jam is done.
  • Pour jam into sterilized containers, add lid and allow to cool at room temperature. Refrigerate or freeze as desired.


Makes 3 pints


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 2mg