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4.41 from 20 votes

Old Fashioned Strawberry Jam

Old Fashioned Strawberry Jam is wonderful for ever! 
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast, dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jam, strawberry
Servings: 10
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 2 quarts strawberries
  • 5 cups sugar heaping
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice


  • Wash strawberries and remove the stems.
  • Chop, mash or puree strawberries and stir in the sugar. Let sit for 2 hours.
  • Add strawberry mixture to a large pot and cook slow over medium heat until it boils, stirring often. Then turn up the heat to med-high and boil fast for 5 more minutes or until candy thermometer says 220 degrees F.
  • Add in lemon juice and stir. Boil 5 minutes longer.
  • Pour jam into clean jars and add lids. Place in a hot water bath canner and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from water and let cool to room temperature. Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year.


Jars that don't seal correctly can be placed in the fridge to be eaten within the next couple of weeks.
Makes about 10 half pint jars of jam.


Serving: 227g | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 109g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 116mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.8mg