Homemade Strawberry Jam

homemade strawberry jam homemade strawberry jam

If peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are in your regular lunchbox rotation, I highly recommend this homemade strawberry jam. No candy thermometers (or whatever it is my aunt used for hers) involved. But the result is pure deliciousness.


  • 1 lb chopped strawberries
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 2 TBSP honey (you may need more if your strawberries aren’t sweet)
  • dash of nutmeg (optional)


  1. In a heavy bottom saucepan, combine all ingredients. Simmer on VERY low heat for about 25 minutes.
  2. Use the back of a wooden spoon to smash the strawberries along the way.
  3. Remove from stove. Puree in a food processor to get rid of big clumps.
  4. Cool and store in a glass container. Keeps for about a week.

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Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (12, 10 and 7). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. Find her on Instagram @madewithmeg. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}