15-Minute Strawberry Jam

What do you do when you buy too many strawberries? Make 15-Minute Strawberry Jam!

Use your fresh summer berries to make this quick and easy 15-minute jam! #recipe #strawberries

Strawberries are hands-down my favorite fruit, but I have a tendency to buy a few too many this time of year. I think it has something to do with the fact that you can’t find decent strawberries during the winter that don’t cost eleventy-billion dollars.  So by the time fresh summer berries start lining the produces aisles in my stores, I go a little crazy.

Then I end up with waaaaay too many strawberries and not, enough time to eat them all before they start getting soft and fuzzy-looking.  That’s why I love using them in this strawberry jam.  It’s quick, easy, freezer-friendly, and has a ton of awesome uses.

Prepare as instructed, and smear it over biscuits, on toast, or bagels.

Use your fresh summer berries to make this quick and easy 15-minute jam! #recipe #strawberries

Or, allow it to cool, and then transfer to a blender and pulse until you reach a smooth consistency. I whole-heartedly recommend pouring it over these waffles:

What could be better than eating waffles for breakfast?  How about waffles that taste like brownies?  #recipe #waffles #brownies

Or swapped out for the cherries on this cheesecake:

Perfectly light and creamy cherry cheesecake - you'll never guess the secret ingredient in this recipe!  #recipe #dessert #cheesecake

What’s your favorite way to use fresh summer berries?

15-Minute Strawberry Jam
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, hulled, and halved or quartered if large
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  1. Place strawberries and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the berries appear jam-like in consistency - about 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, and stir in lime zest, juice and vanilla. Allow to cool completely.
  3. Store jam covered in refrigerator for up to one week.

recipe adapted from bon appétit, June 2013

XO, Ashley


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  1. I’m so making this tomorrow – nothing like fresh strawberry jam!!
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  2. How long does this freeze for? It looks delicious!

    • Joanna, it should freeze well for about 3 months – although you’ll probably eat it all before then. :-). Thanks for pointing that out; I’ll get my instructions updated.

  3. This looks amazing. Your pics make my mouth water.

  4. I can’t wait to get some strawberries so I can try this. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Strawberry Jam in 15 minutes?! Count me in!!
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  6. Wow! Perfect for busy days 🙂 Love this!

  7. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says:

    Looks so tasty!!!! I love your pictures!

  8. I have some strawberries in the fridge just begging to be used, I will have to try this!!!

  9. What an awesome recipe Ashely! I love this, and I’m so gonna use it!
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  10. Ashley H. says:

    Have you ever used lemon instead of lime? Just wondering cuz I’d like to make this tonight but I only have a lemon…..what’s your thoughts

  11. I can’t seem to find the recipe for the 15 minute strawberry jam ….. help! 🙂

  12. Can someone please send the recipe?

  13. Can this recipe work with frozen strawberries? just a question for the winter months.

    • I haven’t tried it, but I imagine it would work just fine. There may be additional liquid after thawing the berries, so you could always add a bit of cornstarch to thicken the jam if needed.

  14. Debra Baskett says:

    can you make Sugarfree, like Strawberry Jam and Blackberry Jam? Let me know?

  15. LOVE this! Gorgeous!


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