June 27, 2021
(updated September 25, 2021)
What’s Inside: This easy strawberry jam comes together in just minutes using gelatin powder and is naturally sweetened with ripe strawberries and raw honey! It’s pectin-free, refined sugar-free, Paleo, and AIP-friendly.
A great way to use up some fresh, seasonal berries is by making jam right at home. It’s very easy and much tastier than anything you can buy (which often contains unnecessary additives, stabilizers, and loads of sugar).
We love strawberries in this house and having so many on hand, I wanted to reserve some for this simple jam made right on the stovetop with a few handy ingredients.
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In a small saucepan, stir together lemon juice and gelatin together. Let sit for 2 minutes so it can “bloom”.
Then, stir in honey and chopped strawberries. Cook for 10-12 minutes while mixing/mashing with a wooden spoon.
Let sit and rest off the heat and with an emulsion blender or potato masher, pulse the mixture until no strawberry chunks remain.
Pour the jam in a glass air-tight pint jar (like a mason jar) or a few smaller jars if you’ll divide them. Store the jam in the refrigerator until set (approx. 1 hour), you can use it right away and it will keep for up to 1-month in the fridge. Or, freeze for up to 6 months.
I used this delicious jam for my daughter’s 2nd birthday cake (the recipe I used is here). She absolutely loved it (we all did)!
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Have you ever tried this with frozen strawberries? I would use fresh during the summer but would have to use frozen in the fall and winter.
I haven’t but I’m sure it’d be great!
Do you think I could make this using blueberries or blackberries? I’m worried if I use a different berry it won’t last a month in the fridge.
That should work! I think the shelf life in fridge should be about the same.
This is so yummy!
Have you tried canning it?
I wonder if this can be used to make lilac-jelly or dandelion jelly?
That sounds creative! I’m sure it could but unsure of the measurements, anything with enough gelatin will turn to jelly! Let us know how it goes!
Is there anything non-acidic or way less acidic that can be substituted for the lemon? Would apple cider vinegar be a good substitute?
Hmm you could totally try that, but I haven’t so I can’t say with certainty!
This looks healthy! I will definitely try and make this for my family and myself!
Super easy and tasty! enjoy!
Such a simple and delicious jam recipe! And you definitely don’t have to be paleo to enjoy it. Love the sugar free version!
So easy to make and delicious! Thanks for sharing!
My daughter just loves strawberry anything and this is going to be perfect for her toast in the mornings! I love making homemade recipes, so much better than store bought and better for you! Thanks!
This is a great recipe. I love that you didn’t use sugars but only natural clean ingredients. I will definitely make a few jars of strawberry jam until summer ends. Thanks!
Excited to make this jam tomorrow for breakfast! It looks so good!
I made this homemade strawberry jam las week, and it was a hit! My kids loved it on biscuits and PBJ! Thanks for sharing.
I just made cassava flour AIP pancakes for my mom who is on the AIP diet right now so this is the perfect topping for her stack! I’ve been wondering how to make a decent fruit jam without pectin or chia. Thank you!!
What an easy recipe and it came out perfect thanks
So easy! Glad you enjoyed it.
So amazing to be able to make strawberry jam paleo. I bet the raw honey adds a great flavor too.
The jam looks so yummy. I love it when there are crushed bits of fruit in the jam than a smooth paste.
This jam is so tasty! Thank you for the great recipe!
I’m so glad you like it!
I needed this recipe so badly! I’ve got plenty of strawberries I would like to make some jam with, so this recipe is a saver!
YAY! Perfect timing.
I’ve been looking for a recipe that uses honey instead of sugar! Thanks for this recipe!
WOOHOO! The honey tastes divine anyway, way better than sugar 😉
I love making jam but find refined sugar based recipes way too sweet. Whether you are AIP or not, this recipe is perfect who want more berry flavor and less sugar.
I totally agree, thanks so much, Jen!
This jam is such a great way to use up seasonal strawberries! Yum!
We get through a lot of jam in our house, so I am definitely going to try this. So many ways to use it too.