Homemade Strawberry Jam

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My daughter takes a sandwich for lunch almost every day and when we ran out of jelly, I just added it to my list. Once I got to the store and picked up the jar of jelly I started reading the ingredients. It didn’t fit into the less-processed food, less-artificial additives overhaul we are trying to give our diet, so I put it back on the shelf.

I have always wanted to try canning, but have been a little afraid of it, so I never even thought about making my own jelly or jam. I started doing a little research online and discovered that not only is making jam easy and economical, you don’t have to seal the jar if you will be using it right away. 

I was also shocked to discover just how much sugar is in jam and jelly. If there is that much in a homemade version, how much is in the stuff you buy at the store? I’m going to be doing some further experimenting with different recipes that contain less sugar, but still set up properly.

I cut the tops off the strawberries, cut them in half, and threw them in my Kitchenaid mixer with the paddle to mash them. This made about a quart and a half for me. I did not seal my canning jars because we will use it up before it goes bad. It is really tasty! Much better than store-bought, and since strawberries were on sale it cost me less than $3 for the entire batch.

Homemade Strawberry Jam
Serves 48
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71 calories
18 g
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0 g
0 g
0 g
37 g
1 g
18 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 18g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 lbs fresh strawberries
  2. 4 C sugar
  3. 1/4 C lime juice
  1. Rinse and hull strawberries and chop them coarsely. Mash by hand or in mixer. Mix strawberries, sugar and lime juice in a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil for several minutes. Remove from heat and transfer into canning jar, or storage container of choice. Cool and eat!
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Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is newly single, a mom, soon to be grandma and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.



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