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Spreading strawberry vanilla jam on bread

Strawberry Vanilla Jam

An EASY and out of this world Strawberry Vanilla Jam that you can make at home with little effort and keep in your pantry for several months.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword Strawberry Jam
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 28
Calories 48kcal
Author Daniela Lambova


  • 600 g fresh strawberries 21 oz
  • 300 g granulated sugar 1.5 cups
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • pinch citric acid


  • Wash and clean the strawberries very well and remove the stems. Chop the smaller ones into quarts and the bigger ones into eights.
  • Wash well 2 small glass jars and their lids. Keep the jars in a warm place (or in the oven heated to 100 degrees C/ 200 degrees F). By warming them we are preventing breakage from the temperature difference, as they will be filled with hot jam.
  • In a large pan over medium heat combine chopped strawberries and sugar. With a knife split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape down its seeds. Add both the seeds and the bean to the strawberry mixture. Whisk from time to time until it starts simmering. Lower slightly the heat and let simmer for about 40-60 minutes. Stir occasionally to avoid burning on the bottom.
  • Test he jam with a drop of juice on a plate: if it doesn’t spill around when the plate is moved, the jam is ready.
  • Add a pinch of citric acid, stir and remove the pan from the heat.
  • Fill the jars with the hot jam almost until the top and close them with the lids tightly. Place them on the kitchen counter upside down: this will ensure the lids are perfectly sealed. Let the jars stay this way until they cool until room temperature.
  • Keep the sealed jars in a dry place at room temperature for up to a year. After opening the jar, keep it in a cool place.


  1. Use fresh Florida Strawberries for best results
  2. This is a small batch jam. If you decide to make double or triple batch, consider that the boiling time might increase.


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Potassium: 32mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 12.6mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg