This simple strawberry jam doesn’t require any canning, only uses 4 ingredients, and takes less than 30 minutes to make! Spread it on freshly baked biscuits or scones for an extra delicious treat.

Strawberry Fridge Jam - in Green Ramekin with Blue Spatula

When I stroll around the produce section these days, the experience is often a little bit grim.

Everything seems to be flown in from Chile or Guatemala and looks like it walked the whole way by itself.

So when I saw the heaps and heaps of local Florida strawberries for cheap, I stocked up.

Several of the strawberries were overripe, and this is one of the best uses I’ve found for overripe berries.

The best part about this jam is there’s no canning involved (hence the name “refrigerator jam,”) so if canning freaks you out, this is the recipe for you.

Here’s how to do it.

How to Make Refrigerator Jam:

Combine lemon juice, lemon zest, strawberries, and sugar in a saucepan.

Strawberries and Sugar in Saucepan for Refrigerator Strawberry Jam

Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook for 10 minutes until it gets thick and jammy. Let it cool and enjoy!

Strawberry Fridge Jam - in Green Ramekin with Blue Spatula

Strawberry Balsamic Refrigerator Jam

This simple strawberry jam only uses 4 ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to make! Spread it on freshly baked biscuits or scones for an extra delicious treat.
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 lb strawberries stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar to 1/2 cup depends on sweetness of your strawberries
  • 1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar I did a 15 year BR Cohn balsamic

Instructions 

  • Combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, strawberries, and sugar in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. It will look really watery at first, but it will start to thicken up as it reduces. Once you have the thickness you want, reduce the heat to medium and add the balsamic vinegar. Cook for 3 more minutes, then place your jam in a clean glass container. Refrigerate, and spread on biscuits, toast, or whatever you’d like. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 86mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Vitamin C: 34.1mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 0.2mg

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