Simple Strawberry Jam

Give a container of this sweet jam as a Christmas gift, adding a pretty vintage jam spoon to the outside of the container.

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  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Yields: about 5 half-pints
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Stand: 24 hrs
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Simple Strawberry Jam
cups fresh strawberries, hulled
cups sugar
1 3/4 ounce package regular powdered fruit pectin
cup water
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
small lemon, very thinly sliced
  1. In a large bowl, crush berries with a potato masher. Stir in sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine pectin and water. Bring to boiling; boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Pour into berry mixture. Add lemon juice and stir about 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth. Stir in lemon slices.
  3. Ladle jam into clean half-pint freezer containers or jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace; seal. Let stand at room temperature about 24 hours or until set.
From the Test Kitchen
Gift It!

Fill a plastic container with the jam and close the lid. Cut the sleeve off an old sweater 1 inch longer than the height of the container. Slide the sleeve on the container. Tuck the cut sleeve edge under the container. Tie a ribbon around the middle of the container. Use the ribbon to attach a small jam spoon, tying the ends into a bow around it. Attach a paper snowflake to the lid.

Nutrition Facts (Simple Strawberry Jam)
    Per serving:
  • 87 kcal cal.,
  • 0 g fat
  • (0 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 0 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 3 mg sodium,
  • 23 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 21 g sugar,
  • 0 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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