Strawberry Jam Recipe

This strawberry jam recipe is surprisingly quick and easy to make. It can be made with fresh or frozen strawberries so you can enjoy it all year long.

This is a great jam to make when strawberries are in season and at their peak as they are inexpensive and delicious. This is a great gift to make from your kitchen as it will last for months when properly preserved.

We are going to enhance the flavor of the berries in this recipe by using some balsamic vinegar. No worries. You will not even know it is there but it makes a real difference in the final product.

Here is what you are going to need for this delicious strawberry jam recipe:

5 cups mashed strawberries (about 8 cups whole)
7 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 49 gr. pack pectin

Prepare your jars and get them hot.

Place the mashed strawberries in a heavy pot. Whisk in the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and pectin. Mix well. Bring to a boil, on high heat, constantly stirring. Add the sugar all at once and ring back to a rolling boil.

Stir jam constantly for one minute. Turn off heat. Remove foam from the top of your jam. Bottle and process as per jar instructions.

Dress up jar with a pretty label and a checkered piece of cloth over the lid. Give out as a gift or simply enjoy it yourself!

Print the Strawberry Jam Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • May 26, 2010


    Hi! The jam looks so delicious!
    My dad is diabetic, so I was wondering if the sugar could be substituted with sweeteners? Or would that not work with jam?
    Thank you!

  • May 26, 2010


    Hi Laura!
    I have never used sweeteners in my cooking but check this link out and see if it helps. Thanks so much for coming by!
    Mary Ann