Strawberry Jam Recipe
Strawberry Jam
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

For the best jam, you should use nice ripe strawberries. The more naturally sweet the fruit, the better your jam will be.

*You can macerate the strawberries and sugar overnight - a common step, but one that can be left out if you're pressed for time.

To add a sophisticated touch or if your berries are a bit bland, add a spoonful of Grand Marnier to each jar just before sealing.

- 1 kg (2 1/4 lb.) strawberries
- 300-500 g (10-18 oz.) sugar, to taste
  1. In a strainer, wash the strawberries well under running water and drain thoroughly.
  2. Hull the berries.
  3. Place the whole berries in a jam pot or large saucepan; add the sugar and mix.*
  4. Bring the mixture to the boil and cook for 20 minutes, stirring often with a wooden spoon so that the mixture doesn't stick.
  5. After 20 minutes of cooking, test to see if the jam is ready: place a drop on a cold plate. If it sets immediately, it's cooked. If not, continue cooking over medium heat and test again after 5-10 minutes.


  1. Sterilize the jars and lids and let dry.
  2. Ladle the jam into the jars, seal and invert. When cooled, turn right side up.
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