Easy Freezer Strawberry Jam (No Pectin)

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Recipe: #4381

January 28, 2012

Categories: Waffles

"Another very easy recipe and one I have used for years, this makes a wonderful spread on toast, waffles or just about anything, it makes a wonderful topping on stuffed crepes This method also works well using fresh blueberries or raspberries or a mixture of fruit, for a less sweeter taste use 1-1/2 cups sugar if you like a sweet jam the use 1-3/4 to 2 cups sugar. Store the preserves in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze"

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (220.7 g)
  • Calories 425.5
  • Total Fat - 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 2.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 109.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g
  • Sugars - 105.7 g
  • Protein - 0.8 g
  • Calcium - 20.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 70.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a bowl coarsely mash the strawberries using a potato masher or a fork, then place into a saucepan. Cook the berries over medium heat stirring until they begin to thicken (this should take about 6-7 minutes).

Step 2

Reduce heat to low and mix in sugar (start with 1-1/2 cups) and 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice, add in more sugar if desired. Increase the heat to medium and simmer gently until the mixture thickens and mounds on the spoon (about 20-22 minutes) stirring frequently. Remove from heat and cool just slightly.

Step 3

Place in refrigerator for rapid jelling (the mixture will thicken more while chilling). When cooled divide into plastic containers, seal tightly with a lid and freeze.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting strawberries, make sure to choose those that are bright in color and free of bruises or discoloration.
  • The amount of sugar used in this recipe can be adjusted according to personal preference. Start with 1-1/2 cups and add more if desired.

  • Coconut sugar instead of white sugar: Coconut sugar is a great alternative to white sugar as it is a natural sweetener with a lower glycemic index. It also adds a subtle caramel flavor to the jam that can be quite delicious.
  • Lime juice instead of lemon juice: Lime juice has a slightly different flavor than lemon juice, and it can add a unique twist to the jam. It also has a higher vitamin C content, which can help preserve the jam for a longer period of time.

Mixed Fruit Jam Replace the strawberries with a mix of fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Follow the same instructions as above.

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Sandwich. This classic combination of creamy peanut butter and sweet strawberry jam is a delicious way to enjoy the Easy Freezer Strawberry Jam. The nutty flavor of the peanut butter pairs nicely with the sweetness of the jam for a delicious snack or light lunch.

Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing. This light and refreshing fruit salad combines sweet and tangy flavors that complement the Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Sandwich. The honey-lime dressing adds a hint of sweetness that pairs nicely with the nutty peanut butter and sweet jam. It's a perfect side dish that will make your meal complete!


Q: How long will the jam last in the freezer? A: The jam can last in the freezer for up to one year if stored in an airtight container.

Q: Can I freeze jam in jars?

A: Yes, you can freeze jam in jars. However, it is important to leave some headspace in the jar to allow for expansion. Make sure to leave at least an inch of headspace in the jar before freezing.

1 Reviews


Strawberry jam does not get any easier than this!! Very tasty. Made for the ***SEPTEMBER Food Preserving Event*** at the Food Photo Forum.


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(9 Sep 2012)

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Fun facts:

Famous chef and television personality Martha Stewart has a recipe for strawberry jam that is very similar to this one. She uses the same ingredients and method, but adds in a teaspoon of almond extract for an extra flavor boost.

Strawberry jam has been around for centuries, with the earliest known recipe dating back to the 16th century. It was the favorite jam of England's Queen Elizabeth I, who served it with her breakfast every morning.