Jar of jam with strawberry jam on a spoon. strawberries and bread
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Strawberry Jam

Homemade strawberry jam is easy to make in the microwave. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries. This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups of jam.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 40 servings
Author: Marcellina



  • 4 cups strawberries (hulled and quartered)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups sugar


  • Place in a large (4 litres/16 cups capacity) microwave safe bowl with the lemon juice. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. It should start smelling amazing already. Remove from microwave.
  • Once you add the sugar the fruit won't break down¬†much more so if you want it smooth cook for a little longer.
  • Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.
  • Return to the microwave,¬†cook for 15 minutes on high, stopping every 5 minutes to stir and check. Don't leave unattended just in case it boils up and over the bowl.
  • Pour into sterilized bottles. Seal.


  • Be sure to use a very large bowl. The one I use has a capacity of 4 litres or 16 cups. The jam will boil up and spill over if you have a small bowl and you'll have a sticky mess!
  • Don't leave unattending while cooking just in case the jam boils up and over the bowl.
  • Sterilise jars in the microwave by washing and rinsing well. Leave jars wet and cook in the microwave for 60 seconds on high. Be careful when removing from microwave oven - they will be hot. Fill with jam and seal immediately.


Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg