Thursday, March 15, 2012

DIY 2 Ingredient Crock Pot Strawberry Jam

So, after a couple different successful attempts at making strawberry sauce, I actually got around to trying what I really wanted to make, strawberry jam. I kept putting it off because I have no idea where to buy pectin here, and from what I've read it is more difficult to make without the pectin. But I kept wanting to try because strawberry jam is expensive here, but strawberries themselves are relatively cheap. Well, in the end I don't think I saved any money, but this is by far the best strawberry jam I've ever had! And it has no preservatives. It was quite easy too, so I may make it again, even if it doesn't save me money. If you use pectin to thicken your jam, I am sure you'll get a higher yield, but the concentrated strawberry flavor makes this an extra special treat.

Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

  • 3 quarts hulled strawberries
  • 4 cups sugar

  1. Put strawberries and sugar in a crock pot, and stir thoroughly. The sugar will bring out the natural juices in the strawberries.
  2. Turn crock pot on high, and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove lid, and mash strawberries with a potato masher.
  4. Allow to boil and reduce to the desired consistency, mashing intermittently. When my jam reduced to about 1 quart it was a great consistency.
  5. Allow to cool, and store in jars in the fridge or freezer.


  1. Think I could sub raspberries for the strawberries and come out with the same result?

    1. Haven't tried it myself, but I think it should work fine. Let me know if you try it!

    2. Thanks Anna! I certainly will let you know how it went, I'll be trying it over the weekend! :)


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