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Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

Home made strawberry jam is easy to make, delicious and infinitely customizable! Mine has a few drops of rosewater and a nice dash of lemon zest for zing!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 37kcal



    For the Jam:

    • 16 oz strawberries 545g, halved
    • 1 cup granulated sugar 228g
    • 2 tbsp rose water
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice
    • Zest from 1 lemon
    • Lemon thyme optional



      For the Jam:

      • Put a few small plates in the freezer.
      • Prep the strawberries by slicing in half.
      • Add sugar to a medium saucepan over low heat.
      • Add a splash of rose water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook for about 10 minutes.
      • Let the sugar melt then add the strawberries.
      • Let the jam simmer on very low for about 1.5-2 hours. Stir every 8-10 minutes. 
      • Check to see if it's ready by adding a small drop to the frozen plate. Return it to the freezer. After a few minutes, see if it has gelled into a jam consistency.
      • When it’s done, pour the jam into a mason jar and chill overnight. I added lemon thyme to one of the jars. 
      • Serve on french bread or scones.


      I tested my jam mixture almost 5 times before it was ready. Be patient with it!  


      Serving: 1g | Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.5g | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 9.3g | Vitamin C: 6.6mg