Friday, June 28, 2013

Breadmaker Strawberry Jam - How To Make Jam in A Bread Machine

On Sunday, I showed you photos of our family trip to the strawberry farm. As I mentioned then, we came away with 10 litres of strawberries. As you know, strawberries lose their freshness pretty darn quick, so I got to work right away preparing a jar of simple, fast Breadmaker Strawberry Jam. Did you know you can make jam in your home bread maker?

What I like about this strawberry jam recipe, besides it being super easy, is that it contains less sugar than a lot of other jam recipes (and store-bought jams for that matter). But it's still incredibly delicious! In fact, it means you're better able to savour the natural flavour of the strawberries themselves. This recipe will fill a medium-size mason jar. The jam should be good in the fridge for three weeks. Or feel free to freeze it for later.

To make this tasty strawberry jam, all you have to do is add halved strawberries, sugar, fresh lemon juice and pectin to your bread machine. Create a splatter guard with foil and run the bread maker's "jam" setting. That's it! The bread machine does the work for you.

I used a full 57g packet of pectin in this strawberry jam. As you can see, that creates jam that's quite thick. You could go for half a packet if you like your jam less thick. I have made this recipe without the pectin several times too. It's runny, but very natural tasting and delicious, perfect for heaping on Scottish Scones.

I would also suggest using your jam to make one of my favourite cookies, Gluten-free Peanut Butter and Jam Cookies. They can be made with regular flour if you don't want or need gluten-free results.

What's your favourite way to use jam? Have you ever made jam in your bread machine before?

Breadmaker Strawberry Jam

by Joann MacDonald
Keywords: bread maker breakfast snack vegan vegetarian strawberries jam
Ingredients (500 ml jar)
  • 3 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 57g package powdered pectin (or less, depending on how thick you like your jam)

Place all of the ingredients in the bread maker's baking pan.

Form a 2-inch wide collar of aluminum foil around the upper rim of the baking pan to act as a splatter guard. Leave the centre section open.

Insert the pan securely in the unit. Close the lid.

Select the jam setting and press start.

Once the setting has completed, carefully pour the (hot) jam into a mason jar.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

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This breadmaker strawberry jam is so easy to make, it practically makes itself! Lower sugar and tastes delish! Naturally vegan.


  1. Strawberry Jam .. the best <3

    Happy Weekend :)

    1. Strawberry is my favourite kind of jam too!

      Enjoy the weekend!

  2. Ahh I'm thinking the only thing that would better the home made strawbery jam, is that jam on fresh home made bread!

    1. That was my thinking too, so I got the breadmaker going again right after the jam was done and made bread!

      Have a great weekend Stephanie!

  3. I love fresh jam! We just went strawberry picking a few weeks ago, but unfortunately we ate them all up before any could be saved for jam! I'll remember for next year though! Thanks for the inspiration! It looks delicious!

    1. It's great that you ate them all up! :)

      I wish they would last longer so we could enjoy them for days!

    2. Is it possible to make other jams like this in my breadmaker?

    3. I think other berries, like raspberries or blueberries, would also work well.

  4. Hi. I made my jam in my Hamilton Beach, a d its super runny. Like, there's a ton of liquid plus the strawberries. It says to cool for an hour before transferring to Mason jars. Is that normal and will it thicken?

    1. Hi, it will thicken as it cools. How much it thickens will depend on whether you used pectin and how much. I have made it without pectin and it is runny but I still enjoy it.