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strawberry jam on silver plate with berries alongside

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Small Batch Strawberry Jam is made with just 4 ingredients, no refined sugar, and no canning is required.  It's the easiest homemade strawberry jam recipe ever!

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  • 1 1/2 lbs. fresh strawberries hulled and quartered or halved, depending on size (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup maple syrup*
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste may be substituted with pure vanilla extract


  • Place the strawberries, maple syrup, and lemon juice in a large non-reactive saucepan and stir to combine.
  • Heat over medium heat until boiling, then reduce heat to medium low and continue cooking for 50-60 minutes until the strawberries have cooked down and have thickened. Stir every 10 minutes or so to prevent burning.
  • Once the jam has thickened remove from heat (it will continue to thicken as it cools). Stir in the vanilla, and allow to cool completely.
  • Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. Enjoy!


  • *The maple syrup may be substituted with the same amount of granulated sugar, coconut sugar, or honey.
  • I don't like my jam to be too sweet, so if you prefer it to be sweeter, add up to 1/4 cup more sweetener.
  • Recipe is easily doubled!


Serving: 1tablespoon, Calories: 76kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Sodium: 12mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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