I was enchanted by most luscious looking Strawberries during my recent trip to Costco. I couldn't resist and bought the 64oz pckt. With such a abundant qty in one's hand the first thing that comes to one's mind is Jam. My last yield of Raspberry Jam was almost getting over with just few spoonfuls left - so this looked to be a good time.

Home made Jams have this advantage of controlling the level of sugar. I like it with less sugar - here I have used Brown Sugar (its little healthier than white - and little is better than nothing ;-)). There are various combo one can use to get that sweetness to the jam which I have given below. All have worked for me.

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  • about 4 cups of strawberry , hulled
  • About 1-1/2 cup brown sugar ( You can substitute 1 cup Orange juice + 1/2 cup brown sugar ; 1 cup orange juice + 1/2 cup Splenda ; 1 cup Splenda + 1/2 sugar ; U get the idea. My strawberries were v sweet, so I used only 1 cup brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Slice the strawberries into quarters and place them in a large bowl.


Add the lemon juice and mash the berries well.


Transfer them into a stovetop Pan or Microwave bowl and mix the sugar and stir well.


M/W for 2 min and then stir well till the sugar is dissolved. Then microwave for 30-45 min ( depending on ur m/w) and keep stirring it every 5 min.5.Do the spoon test. The Jam is done when the the juice is v thick when you dip a metal spoon in the fruit and lift to see a thick not-runny consistancy. The spoon should be cold - take a spoonful and cool. When the cold jam is of the gel like consistancy - the jam is done. If it is still runny microwave it further for 5 min before testing again.


Transfer to a sterilized jar and enjoy it with your bread during breakfast or in way you like :)This goes off to Valli's Microwave Event : Bottled and to Sia's WBB - Summer Feast event***********************Dear Dee sent me my much awaited Arusuvai Package. There is something real special to get such treats from blogger friends. She sent me a whole caboodle of goodies starting from Aam papad ( which I finished off the moment it came!), a box of curry powder,a delicious mix of cereal with oats,maple syrup and crunchy nuts and one m/w safe lunch box - all accompanied by her sweet letter. Recipes coming soon.

6. ********************* This girl is exceptional and v enthusiastic about anything and everything. Well thats my perception about Madhuram. Talking with her on many counts have been memorable and although I have been recently v v occupied with lots of stuff and hardly chatting up with her - I am sure going to flaunt my award which she bestowed upon my 'modest' shoulders.

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By Radhika on Jul 15, 2010

Had been strawberry picking & got lots of strawberries. Didn't know what to make. Made milkshakes couple of times. But, the strawberries were still lying in the refrigerator. Started browsing through your website & landed on this recipe. The jam came out so yummy that I have bought another batch of strawberries to make it again. Sorry, don't have the pic. Thanks for sharing this recipe & your website is really good. Will surely try making more of your recipes.


By Gaya on Jun 4, 2010

Yesterday i tried this strawberry jam. it really tasted so good . thanks for this wonderful recipe.

By Sana on Oct 22, 2009

Thanks a lot... :-D It really Intrigues me... Im new to ur blog and really find it interesting and extremely useful... Looking forward to trying many recipes of yours

By Sana on Oct 22, 2009

How long can it be stored for? What exactly is sterilised jar

If stored in a sterilized jar, it keeps easily for 3-4 weeks when refrigerated. Please refer to my step by step canning process here : http://chefinyou.com/2009/02/plum-jam-and-canning-jam-101/ for a tutorial on storing jams. Hope this helps :) -- DK

By Srivalli on Jul 1, 2008

dhivi..is the timing right? 30 - 40 mins??..I thought it might take less than this...let me know!

By Prajusha on Jun 30, 2008

jam looks yummy and colorful..congrats for the award

By giz on Jun 28, 2008

Your jam is great and smart all in one. Strawberries are already sweet - why all the sugar? I, of course didn't think of using less sugar and made jam earlier and found it just too sweet.

By Usha on Jun 27, 2008

Looks yummy,I just made apple preserves,probably as soon as that gets consumed will definitely try this !!

By Madhuram on Jun 26, 2008

Lovely jam DK. The color is unbelievable. You made me blush with your description. Thank you very much. I have a favor to ask you, will send you a mail.

By karuna on Jun 25, 2008

love the lush red coulour of the jam.

By Photobuch on Jun 25, 2008

Oh my god jams!! My every morning starts with jam in breakfast.The recipe is so simple and easy.I will definitely try it at home.Thanks for sharing with us.

By Rachel on Jun 25, 2008

Your jam has such a lovely colour unlike the brownish tint!!1

By skribles on Jun 25, 2008

lovely jam ... i hvnt tried makin jams; but i think i can start with ur recipe :)

By Padmaja on Jun 25, 2008

Dhivs!! wonderful jam!! it looks so yum!!

By bhagyashri on Jun 25, 2008

The jam looks great, DK. Congrats for the award!

By Jayashree on Jun 25, 2008


By Sia on Jun 24, 2008

that sure looks lovely divya. just saw ur comment in my blog. u can send in the entry for WBB if u think it fits the theme:)

By Srivalli on Jun 24, 2008

Dhivi..that jam looks so colourful and vibrant!..thanks for the entry!

By Dee on Jun 24, 2008

Jam looks delicious dhivi , I think Im gonna go with this one!!! I'm glad you liked the stuff i sent.

By notyet100 on Jun 24, 2008

jam looks good ,..nd yummy nice colour,,.too,..lucky to receive arusuvai package,..

By Sunshinemom on Jun 24, 2008

Lovely recipe, and a great entry:)

By Aparna on Jun 24, 2008

Looks good.
I hardly ever buy jams because I find them too sweet. And its not too difficult to preserve fruit at home so this is waht I do too.

By Hetal on Jun 24, 2008

Congrats for the award..the jam looks great.

By Kalai on Jun 24, 2008

I have some strawberry jam that I've made almost the same way, Dhivi. Yours looks perfect!! Congrats on the award, dear girl. :)

By Divya Vikram on Jun 24, 2008

Yummo..It is true that the store bought ones are loaded with sugar..Not yet tried my hand in making jams..Thanks for the recipe Dhiv

By Pearlsofeast on Jun 24, 2008

what a lovely colour DK.Homemade jams are always special without preservatives.I am going to make apricot jam soon and great suggestion of using brown sugar combo.

By Siri on Jun 24, 2008

thats one lovely looking Jam babes! I have a pack of berries in my fridge. will try this and let u know!


By Nags on Jun 24, 2008

that is one delicious looking bottle of jam!! lovely!!