Are you overrun by strawberries? I am. I started a strawberry patch last summer with stray strawberry plants that were inadvertently donated by my neighbor, and I can’t keep up. The easiest thing I can do right now is make strawberry freezer jam.
My strawberry patch produces a mixture of sweet to tart berries, and together they make great jam (and I threw in a few very sweet store-bought strawberries as well).
When it’s warm, this jam is great over ice cream or other cold, creamy dessert. And when it’s cold, it’s great with yogurt, crackers, toast, ice pops, tarts, and in cookies.
Strawberry Freezer Jam
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup honey
- 2 cups strawberries tops trimmed
- Place the strawberries in a blender or food processor, and blend until pureed. You can also mash them by hand with a potato masher.
- Combine the mashed strawberries, lemon juice, and honey in a saucepan, and bring to a steady, low simmer.
- Simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the volume decreases by about a 1/4.
- Cool to room temperature, and place in tightly closed glass jars, or other containers, leaving some space at the top for freezing expansion. It will last in the fridge for a few weeks, or in the freezer for a few months.
Can you use frozen strawberries for this?
I just made the strawberry jam it was easy and
Good!!! I made some homemade rolls thaught I died
And went to heaven gonna try blk berries next
I used agave nector instead of honey!!
Joanne D Semien
Great! Yes you can use any sweetener you desire 🙂
I just made this with coconut palm sugar instead of honey and it turned out very well!
Hey there! Has anyone tried making jam using Stevia instead of honey? Thanks for any info! Love your website.
Can I do this with blackberries instead of strawberries, and other berries as well? Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!
Yes. Blackberries seeds are not that great to crunch on though. I would remove them if possible.
Tracee – wish I had an easy way to share
Being over run with strawberries…what a wonderful problem to have!
Hi Kylie. I don’t mind strawberry seeds, but if you want to get rid of them, you’ll probably need to run the crushed strawberries through a food mill. The nice thing about a Vita-Mix is that if you run it at a high speed, it will break down the seeds – this works with raspberry seeds, so it will probably work with strawberries.
This looks great! Any idea on how to deseed the berries?