Can you make strawberry jam using a bread machine?
Absolutely! In fact, I find it to be one of the easiest ways to make strawberry jam.
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I, initially, purchased my bread machine with the intention of making homemade bread, but I quickly discovered what a versatile appliance it was with the ability to make more than just your average loaf. Like jam!
Strawberry jam is a favorite of mine, so I came up with my own recipe and was lucky for it to turn out on the first try! It’s so simple and delicious that I had to share.
Do I have to use pectin for jam?
Nope. Sure don’t. But, you will need to use lemon or lime juice to help process the natural pectin in the fruit. I chose to use Pectin for this recipe because I didn’t want the lemon or lime juice in the flavor.
Ingredients/ Items you will need:
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When de-stemming the strawberries, use a straw to push from the bottom through the stem. Bonus if you use a metal straw! It’s stronger than a plastic straw and makes the process smoother. Not to mention, it’s better for the environment!
When the paddles of the bread machine are still, but the jam has been heating for a bit, mash and stir with the fork during the first 15 minutes.
Easy Strawberry Jam for Bread Machine
- Bread Machine with a Jam Setting
- 2 lbs strawberries de-stemmed and quartered
- 4 cups of white granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup of powdered pectin
- Remove and discard the stems from strawberries and cut them into fourths.
- Lightly mash in a bowl with a potato masher of fork.
- Put contents of bowl, sugar and pectin in the bread machine pan and initiate the jam program setting.
- Once complete, remove from bread machine and pour into a large container leaving to cool for at least an hour.
- Once jam is cool enough, place in the fridge until jam has set (I made this in the evening so I left it in the fridge overnight and woke up to find it at the perfect consistency). Refrigerate and use for up to 7 days or freeze.
One of my favorite aspects of this recipe is the simplicity. It’s super easy and low-maintenance, but it tastes delicious. I don’t can (yet), so I make this jam when strawberries are in season and on sale and freeze it.
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