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No Sugar Added Strawberry Jam

This No Sugar Added Strawberry Jam recipe is simple to make and uses fresh or frozen strawberries-making it so fresh and flavorful. This strawberry jam is made WITHOUT pectin and requires only 3 ingredients! This is the perfect topping for waffles, pancakes, yogurt, oatmeal, toast.

Makes 16 servings

It’s strawberry season, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve got many strawberries just waiting to be used up.

The problem is, what to do if you have too many fresh or frozen strawberries? Make jam, of course! This jam is simple to make and uses fresh or frozen strawberries. So it’s perfect for the abundance we’re all experiencing right now.

It is a terrific way to include this in your daily meals as a pancake, yogurt, oatmeal, or toast topping. This sweet-and-sour flavor combination will have you reaching for a spoon right out of the jar!

What ingredients do I need to make this No Sugar Added Strawberry Jam? 

  • Fresh strawberries-stems and hulls removed. If you use frozen you’ll want to defrost them first. You could substitute the strawberries with a pound of your favorite fruit or mixed berries such as raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries
  • Zero point white granulated sweetener- I use Lakanto Monkfruit Classic Sweetener. Save 15% when you use promo code: POUND15. Click HERE to purchase the Lakanto Monkfruit. 
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice

Not a fan of strawberries?

No problem! Feel free to use a different fruit for this recipe. I love mixing up the berries and creating a berry jam or you could use a pound of:

  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Apricots

Can you make Jam without adding pectin?

Traditionally jam or jelly is made with pectin-which helps set and gels the jam or jelly. Jam or jelly made without pectin is a bit softer and looser than jam made with pectin, but adding lemon juice-which is high in pectin helps sets this No Sugar Added Strawberry Jam. The key to thickening this jam is to slow boil I- which drives the moisture out of the fruit, helping to preserve and thicken it at the same time. It may take 15-20 minutes to get the jam to the right consistency.

Is lemon juice required?

Yes, lemon juice is naturally high in pectin which helps thickens and sets the jam. The acids from the lemon juice not only helps with the gelling the jam, it also prevents the growth of bacteria. This way, you can easily keep it in the fridge for up to 10 days.

What happens if the jam isn’t thick?

If the jam isn’t as thick as you’d like you can add 1 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch to the simmering jam. Mix well and boil, stirring constantly for about 4-5 minutes.

How do I make this No Sugar Added Strawberry Jam?

Place berries in a blender or food processor and blend until desired consistency. 

Blend thoroughly for smoother jam. If you want a thicker, chunky jam pulse a few times or use a potato masher to mash berries. 


Place blended strawberries into a sauce pan and add sweetener.

Bring to a simmer, stirring well, and reduce heat to medium low.
Pour in lemon juice and continue cooking until it has thickened. It can take about 15-20 minutes.


Remove berries from heat and stir until well combined.

Transfer to mason jar and allow to set either on the counter or in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Store in an airtight mason jar or container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days in the fridge or freeze for up to 3 months.

This No Sugar Added Strawberry Jam is the perfect topping for waffles, pancakes, yogurt, oatmeal, toast. It’s also very tasty when you put it into muffin batter!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, stems and hulls removed. If using frozen you’ll want to defrost them first. 
  • 1/4 cup zero point white granulated sweetener- I use Lakanto Monkfruit Classic Sweetener.
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Place berries in a blender or food processor and blend until desired consistency. Blend thoroughly for smoother jam. If you want a thicker, chunky jam pulse a few times or use a potato masher to mash berries. 
  2. Place blended strawberries into a sauce pan and add sweetener. Bring to a simmer, stirring well, and reduce heat to medium low.
  3. Pour in lemon juice and continue cooking until it has thickened. It usually takes 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove berries from heat and stir until well combined.
  5. Transfer to mason jar and allow to set either on the counter or in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  6. Store in an airtight mason jar or container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days in the fridge or freeze for up to 3 months. Note: Since this jam isn’t canned, it must be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

Makes 2 cups or 16 ( 2 Tbsp) servings 

 0 PersonalPoints™ for one serving* or 0-1 PersonalPoints™ for two servings

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload.  The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan.

The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 16

No Sugar Added Strawberry Jam

No Sugar Added Strawberry Jam

This No Sugar Added Strawberry Jam recipe is simple to make and uses fresh or frozen strawberries-making it so fresh and flavorful. This is a great topping for pancakes, yogurt, oatmeal, or toast.

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, stems and hulls removed. If using frozen you’ll want to defrost them first. 
  • 1/4 cup zero point white granulated sweetener- I use Lakanto Monkfruit Classic Sweetener.
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

    1. Place berries in a blender or food processor and blend until desired consistency. Blend thoroughly for smoother jam. If you want a thicker, chunky jam pulse a few times or use a potato masher to mash berries. 
    2. Place blended strawberries into a sauce pan and add sweetener. Bring to a simmer, stirring well, and reduce heat
    3. to medium low.
    4. Pour in lemon juice and continue cooking until it has thickened. It usually takes 15-20 minutes.
    5. Remove berries from heat and stir until well combined.
    6. Transfer to mason jar and allow to set either on the counter or in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

    Makes 2 cups or 16 ( 2 Tbsp) servings 

     0 PersonalPoints™ for one serving* or 0-1 PersonalPoints™ for two servings
    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: Zero points per serving

  • Store in an airtight mason jar or container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days in the fridge or freeze for up to 3 months. Note: Since this jam isn’t canned, it must be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • No-pectin jam is the perfect topping for waffles, pancakes, toast. It's also very tasty when you put it into muffin batter!

Not a fan of strawberries? What can I use instead?

  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Apricots

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
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