Strawberry Jam

Recipe Author:

Tree-Ripe Fruit Co.

Prep time: 10 Mins
Cook time: 15 Mins
Inactive time: 12 Hours
Total time: 12 hr 25 mins
Number of servings: 16

This recipe features our Michigan strawberries from Walker Farms available every spring. This recipe creates approximately three 8-ounce jars.


  • 3 pints strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons Sure-Jell
  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Mix Sure-Jell, ½ c sugar, kosher salt in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Hull and crush strawberries in thick gauged pot.
  3. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla to crushed strawberries, and combine.
  4. Bring strawberries to a simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  5. Turn heat up and bring strawberry mixture to a boil.
  6. Add Sure-Jell mixture and whisk together. While whisking carefully add the remaining 2 cups of sugar.
  7. Whisk on a boil for one minute. Remove from heat.
  8. Carefully ladle strawberry jam into warmed jars.
  9. Let cool to room temperature, cover the jar with lids and store in refrigerator.
  10. Let jam set for 12 hours, serve. Unsealed, refrigerated jam will last up to one month.