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A mason jar half full of strawberry jam with a butter knife inside. Two additional jars of jam and fresh strawberries in the background.
30-minute Strawberry Freezer Jam
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

30-minute Strawberry Freezer Jam is homemade jam that is perfectly sweet, made in less than 30-minutes, that you can freeze and enjoy for up to 1 year!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Unit: box, cup
Servings: 6 half pint jars
Calories: 558 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 2 cups crushed strawberries (about 1 qt. fully ripe strawberries, stems removed)
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 box Sure Jell Fruit Pectin (*see note)
  • Containers to put the jam in - I like to use half-pint mason jars
  1. Rinse and dry the containers you'd like to put the jam in (enough for 5 cups). I always use glass mason jars but plastic containers work great also. This recipe fills 5-6 half pint jars.

  2. In a food processor add strawberries and pulse just a few times, until strawberries are well diced, but not totally mashed. 

  3. Measure exactly 2 cups of strawberries into a large bowl. (It's really important to measure the berries and sugar exactly, or the jam will not set properly.) 

  4. Add the sugar, one cup at a time, stirring really well after each addition. Let stand for 10 min., stirring occasionally.

  5. Meanwhile, add water and pectin package to a small saucepan. 

  6. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. 

  7. Once boiling, stir for 1 min. Remove from heat and add it to the strawberry mixture. 

  8. Stir mixture really well, for several minutes, until sugar is well dissolved.

  9. Fill containers with jam and leave 1/2'' of head-space at the top. 

  10. Cover with lids and allow to stand at room temperature for 24 hours.

  11. After 24 hours you can store jam in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or freeze it for up to 1 year!
  12. You might also like Raspberry Freezer Jam!

Recipe Notes

*Try the "No Sugar Needed SURE-JELL fruit pectin if you'd like to make this strawberry jam recipe with less sugar! *If for some reason your jam is runny and doesn't set up properly, you can pour it all back into a mixing bowl, boil another package of pectin, and add it to the jam.

Tips for making perfect jam are listed in the post above!

Nutrition Facts
30-minute Strawberry Freezer Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 558
% Daily Value*
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 73mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 144g 48%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 135g
Vitamin C 34.2%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.