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Easy homemade strawberry jam

3 Ingredient Simple Strawberry Jam (without pectin)

Sophia Inza
An easy 3 ingredient strawberry jam you can make at home to go on your toast, on muffins, in cake batters, and pancakes. The options are endless with this delicious jam!


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Place a small dish in the freezer for testing your jam once it's done.
  • In a large deep skilled or saucepan, add all of your ingredients. Bring to a full boil stirring often. Keep boiling and stirring until it thickens (about 10 minutes or so).
  • When you think you have the right consistency, remove the plate from the freezer and add a small spoonful of the jam on the plate. Let it sit there for 30 seconds and then tilt it over your saucepan/skillet. If it slides off right away, or just seems too thin, keep boiling and stirring 2 minutes at a time until it becomes your desired consistency. Once it moves slowly or drizzles off your spoon really slowly, it's ready!
  • Transfer to a heat proof container (a mason jar is excellent for this!). Cool to room temperature and then place in the refrigerator. Use within 1 month.
  • Enjoy!