Strawberry jam is easy to make at home and tastes better than store-bought jam. In addition to being delicious and easy to prepare, it is also healthy without unnecessary preservatives and additives.

Here is my favorite recipe for strawberry jam that only takes 45 minutes to make at home!

Success tips for strawberry jam

Before you go shopping and start your recipe, there are a few things to think about. Here are some tips for success with strawberry jam:

frozen or fresh strawberries

When making this recipe, I used frozen strawberries, they work just as well as fresh!

If you use frozen strawberries, I recommend thawing them first and draining the liquid. If you are using fresh strawberries, wash them thoroughly, peel and cut them in half.

vanilla bean adds flavor

The vanilla pod is not necessary in this recipe, but a little extra good taste is. Anyway, it’s great (and a bit cheap) even without the vanilla bean!

jar sterilized

If you want the jam to last as long as possible, you should disinfect the glass jar first.

Then put the glass jar in the oven set to 100 degrees before pouring the jam.

Check the consistency before pouring into the jar

The jam does not get a solid consistency until it cools down. Check the consistency of the jam by placing the jam on a cool plate. When the jam cools, you can see what the composition of the jam is.

Feel free to put the plate in the fridge before cooking if you want to check the composition!

15 minutes

30 minutes

total time:
45 minutes

A nice and simple strawberry jam recipe that takes less than an hour to prepare at home. The vanilla bean isn’t necessary in this recipe, but it adds a little extra flavor!


  1. Frozen strawberries: Let the strawberries thaw. Put the strawberries in the pot (without the liquid that remains when thawing).
  2. Fresh strawberries: Clean, wash and halve the strawberries. Transfer to a saucepan.
  3. Split the vanilla pod and scrape out the vanilla seeds. Put the jam in a saucepan with sugar and lemon juice.
  4. Heat slowly and simmer on low heat, uncovered, for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. When you have reached the desired consistency (check by clicking on the cold plate), remove the pot from the plate and let the jam cool for 15 minutes. Shake from time to time.
  6. Pour the jam into clean jars. Put the lid on and store in the fridge.

1. Break the vanilla pod and remove the vanilla seeds with a spoon.

2. Put all the ingredients in a large pot.

Ingredients for strawberry jam in a pot

3. Stir and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Cook the strawberry jam in a saucepan

4. Remove the pot from the plate and let it cool for 15 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars and store in the refrigerator.

Fresh strawberry jam in a jar

More strawberry jam

Homemade strawberry jam is not only easy to make, but it is also much tastier and healthier than store-bought jam.

Store-bought jam usually contains preservatives and other additives. When you make your own strawberry jam, you don’t need it, because the sugar acts as a preservative.

Using strawberry jam

Strawberry jam can be used for many things! You can enjoy it on top of pancakes or waffles, with oatmeal and as a filling for sandwiches.

Strawberry jam can also be used to make various baked goods, such as cakes.

Strawberry jam in a jar

Have you tried my strawberry jam recipe? Please leave a comment!

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