Homemade Strawberry Jam | Vegan + Gluten-Free!

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This no fuss Homemade Strawberry Jam is the perfect addition to your breakfast or brunch! Super easy to make, sweet without being too sweet, delicious, and entirely vegan and gluten-free. The jam is made with only three simple ingredients, fresh (or frozen!) strawberries, sugar, and a secret ingredient that makes this jam irresistible… Lemon juice! There are no additives in this recipe, as the strawberries naturally have pectin, and don’t need anything else! This delicious jam makes for a wonderful addition to everything from your morning toast to decadent desserts. The best part? It’s ready in 30 minutes or LESS! SO. GOOD.

strawberry jam in glass jar on upside down white plate with white cheese cloth, silver knife, fresh strawberries, flowers, and empty glasses behind

About The Recipe

Is there anything than weekends and brunch? Especially when the weather is sunny and you can just take a step back and relax. That’s kind of the idea behind this recipe! I mean, is there anything better than homemade jam spread across your favorite baked goods in the morning? It always adds SO much flavor and, since it’s homemade, it’s sweet without being too sweet.

Oh, and you can use it in your favorite baking recipes, too! So, it’s really a win-win situation.

The other day, my mom and I opened the fridge and started going through and taking inventory. We attempt to have grocery days on Monday’s, so the weekends tend to be a lot of “what can we make with this?” type thing.

In the back of the fridge, there was a container of fresh strawberries that had started to go bad. Nothing awful, just bruised and soft on most strawberries. We had just made our strawberry and rhubarb compote for the Coconut Custards, so this was kind of the leftover strawberries that we didn’t need for that recipe.

Honestly, you never know when recipe inspiration will strike. We got to thinking and realized that we have made jams countless of times on our blog for specific recipes, but we’ve only shared one stand-alone jam recipe. So, we decided to remedy that! Especially since we’ve been making so many strawberry desserts and baked goods lately!

pulled back photo of jam on plate with strawberries and flowers around, a silver knife, stack of bowls and empty glasses behind

Now, you all have recipe that you can find easily and it’s still absolutely delicious. It works in our Strawberry Sweet Rolls, Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake Bars, and even our Chocolate and Strawberry Linzer Cookies!

It’s even good spread on muffins and toast. It’s so versatile and, even better, easy to make!

Reasons You Should Make This Strawberry Jam Right Now

  • Tastes better than any store-bought brand.
  • Uses only THREE ingredients.
  • Is naturally vegan and gluten-free.
  • Really quick and simple to make.
angled photo of strawberry jam on white upside down plate with three fresh strawberries beside and white cheese cloth

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • Chopped Strawberries
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar in glass bowls

How To Make Strawberry Jam

Combine chopped strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium sauce pan. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat a spoon, about 20 minutes.

What To Make With Strawberry Jam

The wonderful thing about jam, especially strawberry jam, is that it goes with so many different things! Here are a few of our favorite things to make with this recipe.

You can even spread it on toast or on our Honey Muffins for a delicious breakfast/brunch, as a glaze for tarts, or a topping for your morning yogurt!

Can Frozen Strawberries Be Used?

Of course! Fresh or frozen strawberries both work really well to make homemade jam.

close up of jar of jam on upside down white plate with fresh strawberries beside

Should I Strain The Jam?

This depends on what you like. The seeds don’t bother us in a jam, so we tend to leave them in, but if you would like to make this jam seedless, go ahead and use a sieve to strain out the seeds after cooking!

How To Store

You can keep this jam in a lidded jar or airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days. Since it’s made with fresh strawberries and has no preservatives, it won’t keep as long as something you bought at the store, but it definitely tastes so much better!

front shot of strawberry jam in glass jar with fresh strawberries around, empty glasses, and bowls behind with white flowers

Expert Tips

  • Fresh or frozen strawberries may be used.
  • While cooking, mash the strawberries with your wooden spoon!
  • You can strain the seeds out if you want, but you will end up with much less jam.
  • Overcooked the jam? No problem! You can add a few Tablespoons of water to loosen it.
  • This recipe is naturally vegan and gluten free!
  • It’s best to store this recipe in the fridge after making.

When you make this Homemade Strawberry Jam, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable

strawberry jam in glass jar on upside down white plate with white cheese cloth, silver knife, fresh strawberries, flowers, and empty glasses behind

Homemade Strawberry Jam | Vegan + Gluten-Free!

Traci
The simplest and most delicious Homemade Strawberry Jam! Every bite is fruity, sweet, and the perfect compliment to any baked goods. The best part? This recipe is naturally vegan and gluten free! SO. GOOD.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 63 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Wash and cap strawberries.
  • Chop roughly.
  • Place in a medium sauce pan.
  • Add sugar and lemon juice.
  • Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat a spoon, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.

Notes

  • Fresh or frozen strawberries may be used.
  • While cooking, mash the strawberries with your wooden spoon!
  • You can strain the seeds out if you want, but you will end up with much less jam.
  • Overcooked the jam? No problem! You can add a few Tablespoons of water to loosen it.
  • This recipe is naturally vegan and gluten free!
  • It’s best to store this recipe in the fridge after making.

Nutrition

Serving: 1TablespoonCalories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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