Fresh Strawberry Jam


 (Will Budiaman)

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Here's a quick and easy recipe for fresh strawberry jam that I hope you'll make over and over again. It only takes about 15 minutes and I think the flavor is just incomparable to the jarred stuff, but you be the judge. And, unlike the jarred stuff, you'll know exactly what's going in it: just strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Serve these with your favorite scones, croissants, or just some plain toast in the morning.

Since this isn't a sterilized product, it is probably a good idea to treat it like any other perishable food product, however. Refrigerate any unused portion and consume within a few days. Enjoy!

  Disclaimer: I did not make the croissant.


  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries, preferably organic
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • juice of 1/2 of lemon


Step 1

  • In a small saucepot, combine the strawberries and sugar and cook over medium heat until the sugar has melted and the strawberries have mostly dissolved, about 10 minutes.

Step 2

  • Remove from the heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.

Step 3

  • Stir in the lemon juice and serve immediately or refrigerate.