This strawberry jam recipe takes only about half an hour to cook. Make a large batch – you may double – or halve – the recipe. Use sterile bottles and keep in the refrigerator for months to enjoy on rolls, scones, cakes, swiss roll filling. You can also put a pretty polka-dot lid or piece of cloth over the lid and present it as a gift.

strawberry jam recipe

Strawberry jam

Sweet and yummy strawberry jam
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 30 minutes
Course Jam
Cuisine South African
Calories 2102 kcal


  • 500 grams strawberries
  • 500 grams white sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Wash the strawberries thoroughly and cut off stems.
  • Cut them in halves or smaller and pour sugar over.
  • Leave in the fridge overnight.
  • Stir and put in a pot.
  • Boil over low heat while stirring continuously until syrup is smooth.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Boil and stir until the syrup gets thicker, forming large bubbles.
  • Spoon into clean bottles sterilized with boiling water and put on the lid once the jam is cold. If you want it vacuum-sealed for long storage, put the lid on with the contents still hot.


Calories: 2102kcalCarbohydrates: 540gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 765mgFiber: 10gSugar: 524gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 306mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 2mg
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