Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

You will be surprised how this refined sugar free, packaged pectin free, recipe tastes so good!  We do make our own pectin from the lemons though to help it stick together.

2 cups fresh small strawberries, pressed into measuring cup
2 Tbsp lemon rind with white part and seeds
1 Tbsp lemon juice
4 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp liquid stevia
3 Tbsp psyllium husks

Directions (photos below)

  1. Cut up lemon rind with white bit into small pieces.
  2. Chop lemon seeds.
  3. In a small pot add lemon rind, seeds, lemon juice and water.
  4. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, turn down to low and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Strain rind and seeds out into another larger pot.
  6. Add strawberries (if they are large ones, cut them) and crush them down.
  7. Bring to a boil, turn down to medium and let the strawberries gently bubble, stirring occasionally.
  8. Cook for 10 minutes then remove from heat.
  9. Add stevia and honey.
  10. Sprinkle the psyllium husks 1 Tbsp at a time on top of the mixture and stir in.
  11. While still hot, put into sterilized jars that are still hot.
  12. Put lid on so that they will seal.
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Lemon peel and seeds cooking in pot.


PectinforStrawberry Jam (6)

Straining lemon peel pectin.

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Pectin from lemon.


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Strawberries for jam.


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Jam cooking and being mashed a bit.


Strawberry Jam Jars 443

The amount of strawberry jam I made from this recipe.

Here are some more delicious strawberry recipes:

strawberry crumble                                Strawberry Crumble

Strawberry Crumble

Strawberry Peach Vegan Ice Cream

Strawberry Peach Green Smoothie

By | 2017-10-29T15:40:41+00:00 July 22nd, 2013|Recipes, Sugar Free Desserts|6 Comments

About the Author:

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.


  1. Janey October 19, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Can I change the strawberries to raspberries?
    To other kinds of fruit as well – like blueberries or peaches for example.

    Can I make it without the psyllium husks?

    Thanks for your answer, Janey
    janeyknitting AT yahoo DOT ca
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  2. Diana Herrington October 19, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Janey, I am sure you could try other fruits as well…..let us know how it works. You need the psyllium husks to keep it from being runny.

  3. Lynn August 22, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Hi, I appreciate a jam recipe without sugar. Could I use chia seeds instead of psyllium husks?
    Thank you.

  4. Diana Herrington August 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Lynn, try is with the chia seeds and let me know how it works. Seems like it should but you may need to experiment a little with quantities.

  5. Debra Newton September 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I have made this using chia seeds to thicken it. Works great. I also made prickly pear jam, using much of same ingredients!

  6. Diana Herrington September 10, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you Debra for the update. I thought it would, just had not tried it yet. Love to see a picture of your prickly pear jam with the recipe. Maybe we could post it here for others?

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