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Can I make strawberry jam without pectin?

Yes. Pectin does not have a conservative role in jam so you do not have to use it. It only helps the jam thicken faster. So, if you do not want to use pectin, then you should cook jam longer or use other thickeners such as cornstarch, agar, gelatin etc.

Are strawberries high in pectin?

Like all other berries, strawberries are not high in pectin and need some thickeners or to be cooked for a longer time to set.

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strawberry jam bread machine recipe

Emine Aslan January 19, 2024
Strawberry Jam Bread Machine Recipe

Summary: Do you know how easy it is to make jam with fresh fruit using your bread maker? Learn it with this delicious strawberry jam recipe!

Tags: Bread machine jam

Cook Time:10 minutes
Prep Time:1:20 hour
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 26

Berries always yield delicious jams thanks to their juicy structure. Among them the strawberries are one the most popular ones with their sweeter taste and amazing red color. Making strawberry jam in the traditional way requires long minutes of stirring in front of the hot stove with the risk of scald. However, with this bread maker jam recipe, it will be so much easier to make strawberry jam. Once you try to make strawberry jam, you will never again look for a store-bought jam.

Let’s make strawberry jam and spread some homemade jam over our peanut butter toasts tomorrow morning!

Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Jam (#9)
Delay Start Time Available: No
Color Option: No
Weight Option: No


  • 4 cups diced strawberries, fresh or frozen

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons pectin


  1. Open the top lid of the bread maker and remove the bread pan from the machine by pulling it upward.

  2. Make sure the bread pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.

  3. Add the strawberries in a large bowl and mash them roughly with a fork. You can also quickly puree the strawberries in a blender if you want a smoother jam.

  4. Pour the mashed strawberries into the bread pan and add the remaining ingredients as well.

  5. Put the bread pan back in the bread machine by pressing it down so that it clicks into its place, and close the lid.

  6. Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the "Power" button to turn the machine on.

  7. Use the "Program" button to select the program #9 for the jam cycle.

  8. Press the "Start" button to start the jam making cycle.

  9. Your machine will let you know by making a beep sound once the strawberry jam is done. Open the bread machine at this point and remove the bread pan using a pot holder.

  10. Transfer the jam into 2 sterilized 8-ounce jars and close the lids while the jam is still hot. You can close the jar’s lid after the jam cools down if you’d like to eat it soon.

  11. Enjoy strawberry jam!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tablespoon
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
6.6 grams
0.1 grams
0.1 grams
0 milligrams
1 milligrams
0.4 grams

    This recipe yields strawberry jam to fill 2 sterilized 8-ounce glass jars.

    You can store jam in a dark and dry place at room temperature for several months. Once you open the jars, you should put them in the refrigerator and eat them within a month.