I am absolutely in love with strawberry jam. I have been since I was a little girl. This is by far the easiest recipe I have found for strawberry jam without using pectin. The jam is soft, spreadable and delicious.

This is by far the easiest recipe I have found for strawberry jam without using pectin. The jam is soft, I’ve never made Jam before, and this was really easy! How to make Strawberry Jam: Want to make a Strawberry Jam with all those strawberries? You must try this Easy Strawberry Jam Recipe with no pectin! This is an easy and tasty way to use up a freshly picked quart of summer strawberries. It takes about seven half-pints, so there’s enough to share. —Ball Brand and Kerr Brand home canning products. Yep, me again on that preserves/pickle train. You guys, I think if my kids stand still long enough they might end up in a jar.

I’m so obsessed with preserving, I really can’t get enough. And this strawberry jam is just another one of those recipes. In our house, the jam is a pretty big deal. My kids have peanut butter and jam sandwiches regularly, Abi and I love it with cheese on toast (to the boys’ disgust) and I dollop it generously on scones with whipped cream whenever we decide to have an impromptu tea party. And there’s nothing that beats a jar of home-made jam, let me tell you.


  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • ½ cup granulated sugar


  1. In a medium saucepan, add in the strawberries and sugar. Turn the heat on to medium and stir until the sugar starts to dissolve into the strawberry juice.
  2. With the back of your spoon, mash the strawberries to help break down the strawberries. Keep stirring occasionally and mashing the strawberries with the back of the spoon.
  3. Once the strawberries break down and the syrup thickens, remove from the heat. It will start to coat the back of your spoon. The entire process took me about 25 minutes.
  4. I poured my jam into a sterilized half pint jar with a sterilized lip and ring. I tipped it upside down and let it cool. You can just pour your jam in a container and let it cool. Then place the container or canning jar in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.
  5. I hope you make this quick and easy strawberry jam when you need a homemade jam fix!