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No-Fail, Super Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

This No-Fail, Super Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam is the most delicious, fresh tasting jam you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting. Once you try it, you'll be spoiled for life. I call it "springtime in a jar".

Course Jam
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Freezer Jam, Strawberry Jam
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 80 Yield:1 tablespoon servings
Calories 40 kcal
Author Chris Scheuer


  • 4 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries - see exact measurement below
  • 3 ounces liquid fruit pectin I use one pouch. of Certo which is readily available at most larger supermarkets. One pouch is 3 ounces or 88ml.
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Wash and rinse glass jars (or plastic containers) and lids in the dishwasher or with hot soapy water. Dry thoroughly.

  2. Stem and crush strawberries. Don't try to use a blender or food processor for this step as you want some small pieces of strawberry to remain. (I like to use a potato masher).

  3. Measure exactly 2 cups of the prepared fruit into a large microwave-safe bowl. Add the 4 cups of sugar and stir well for 1 minute.

  4. Place the bowl in the microwave on high power for 3 minutes. (Mixture will not cook but will become warm enough for the sugar to dissolve). Remove from microwave and stir well for another minute.

  5. Allow the strawberry mixture to sit for 2 hours, giving it a good stir about every 30 minutes. Take a taste to make sure the sugar is dissolved. If it still has a bit of a grainy texture, stir for another minute or two until the sugar is well dissolved.(When the sugar is well-dissolved the mixture will actually deepen in color and lose its "cloudiness". That's when you're ready for the next step.)

  6. Combine the liquid pectin and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add to strawberry mixture; stir for 3 minutes (no cheating, set a timer).

  7. Fill containers to within ½ inch of the top. Don't fill any higher as the mixture will expand a bit in the freezer.

  8. Wipe off the top edges of containers and cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours.

  9. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year. Thaw in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for more detailed instructions and more tips.

Recipe adapted from Kraft

Recipe makes 5 cups of jam (or 80 1-tablespoon servings).

Nutrition Facts
No-Fail, Super Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.