Simple 2 Ingredient Strawberry Jam from Scratch

homemade strawberry jam

Do you need a perfect strawberry jam recipe? This one is it! All you need for this are two ingredients – strawberries and sugar. This jam is sweet, saucy, and so darn delicious.

You guys, this strawberry jam is everything. I love it. My kids love it. Everyone who has tried it, loves it. It’s an easy recipe that gets so much rave, as it rightfully should. 

The other day I was thinking about the foods you find at fairs and carnivals. Because that’s a reasonably logical thing to think about from time to time. So, I started to think about those warm, delicious funnel cakes topped with that juicy, sweet, bright red strawberry jam and that beautiful dusting of powdered sugar. I could taste that slightly sticky, slightly runny sauce with those mouthfuls of whole strawberries. I knew I had to have some of that delicious strawberry jam. So, I made it!

Oh yes. I’m a go-getter. Especially when it comes to all things that go in my stomach. Sorry, not sorry.

This strawberry jam is perfect for topping your funnel cakes. Or your ice creams. Or brownies. It’s a great base for strawberry shortcakes. It’s a wonderful addition to yogurt. It makes a good pie filling. You can do just about anything with this. Well, maybe not everything. But it is a very versatile jam and pairs well with so many things. 

To make this jam, you’ll want to remember:

Boil, remove the foam, cool down. Repeat. 

You’ll simmer your strawberries with sugar for about 2-4 hours until you see the juices running. Then you’ll bring it to a boil, remove the foam, and let it cool for 5 minutes. Bring it back to a boil, remove the foam again, and let cool for another 5 minutes. You do this process 3 times – this helps ensure your berries will hold their shape. Voila! You’ve got some delicious strawberry jam at home. 

So go ahead. Make those funnel cakes. Have that ice cream sundae. Make those treats a little more special with this delicious homemade strawberry jam!

What do I need to make this recipe?

    • 2 lb fresh strawberries
    • 4 cups sugar (put a cup less if you don’t like jam too sweet)

strawberry jam

How to make the yummiest Strawberry Jam:

  • First, wash 2 pounds of fresh strawberries, then cut off the green leaves. (important to wash strawberries before taking the leaves off).
  • Place the strawberries into a large pot. Pour 4 cups of sugar on top of the strawberries and let it stand for 2-4 hours, or until you start to see juice. 

homemade strawberry jam

  • Bring the strawberries to a boil, and let it boil for 5 minutes. Take the foam off. After 5 minutes of boiling take off  from the heat and set aside to cool down, for about 10 hours. 

homemade strawberry jam

  • Boil the strawberries again for 5 minutes, take the foam off and let cool down for another 10 hours.

homemade strawberry jam

  • Boil the strawberries one more time, let it cool down for 1 hour before placing into jars. Keep jars in a cool and dark area. 

The reason you boil for 5 minutes and let it cool down three times is so the strawberries keep their shape. If you like your jam less runny, boil the strawberries longer.
Enjoy!  

homemade strawberry jam

Enjoy jam with these yummy desserts:

Equipment I Used

homemade strawberry jam

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Fresh or frozen straberries and some sugar is all thats needed to enjoy this yummy jam.
Total Time 1 d
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Russian
Servings 5
Calories 677 kcal

Equipment

  • pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • wooden spoon
  • Ladle
  • glass jars

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb fresh strawberries washed, cut greens off
  • 4 cups sugar or to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, wash 2 pounds of fresh strawberries, then cut off the green leaves. (important to wash strawberries before taking the leaves off).
  • Place the strawberries into a large pot. Pour 4 cups of sugar on top of the strawberries and let it stand for 2-4 hours, or until you start to see juice.
  • Bring the strawberries to a boil, and let it boil for 5 minutes. Take the foam off. After 5 minutes of boiling take off from the heat and set aside to cool down, for about 10 hours.
    homemade strawberry jam
  • Boil the strawberries again for 5 minutes, take the foam off and let cool down for another 10 hours.
    Homemade Strawberry Jam
  • Boil the strawberries one more time, let it cool down for 1 hour before placing into jars. Keep jars in a cool and dark area.
  • The reason you boil for 5 minutes and let it cool down three times is so the strawberries keep their shape. If you like your jam less runny, boil the strawberries longer.
  • Enjoy!
    homemade strawberry jam

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Strawberry Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 677 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 278mg8%
Carbohydrates 174g58%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 169g188%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 22IU0%
Vitamin C 107mg130%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword fruit, fruit jam, jam, strawberry, strawberry jam, sweet, vegan, Vegetarian
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