Strawberry Serenade Jam: A Symphony of Sweetness


Indulge in the Strawberry Serenade Jam, a harmonious blend of sweet, ripe strawberries that create a melody of flavors in every spoonful. This homemade jam captures the essence of fresh strawberries, offering a bright, fruity spread that's perfect for enhancing your breakfasts, desserts, and more with a touch of natural sweetness.

Strawberry Serenade Jam: A Symphony of Sweetness

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 3 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Nutritional Profile (per tablespoon)

  • Calories: 30 kcal
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Sugar: 7 g


  • Fresh strawberries, hulled and halved (1 kg / 2.2 lbs / 35 oz)
  • Granulated sugar (500g / 1.1 lbs / 17.6 oz)
  • Lemon juice (30ml / 2 tbsp / 1 oz)
  • Pectin (optional, for thicker jam) (5g / 0.2 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Macerate Strawberries: In a large bowl, mix strawberries with sugar and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Cook the Mixture: Transfer the strawberries to a large saucepan. Add lemon juice and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Simmer and Thicken: Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. For a thicker jam, add pectin and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Test for Doneness: To test, place a small amount of jam on a cold plate. If it gels, it’s done.
  5. Jar and Cool: Pour the hot jam into sterilized jars, leaving some space at the top. Seal and let cool.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Quality of Strawberries: Choose ripe, flavorful strawberries for the best taste.
  • Skimming Foam: Remove any foam that forms on top for a clearer jam.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place, or refrigerate for extended shelf life.


Can I use frozen strawberries?

Yes, but let them thaw first and drain any excess liquid.

How long does strawberry jam last?

Properly stored, it can last up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

Can I make this jam less sweet?

Adjust the sugar according to your preference, but remember it also helps in preservation.