Instant Pot Strawberry Jam


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Welcome to my Instant Pot Strawberry Jam recipe. An easy to make strawberry jam recipe loaded with fresh strawberries and perfect for when you have more strawberries than you can handle. Prepare it into spare glass jars and use it whenever you fancy a strawberry jam fix.

Instant Pot Strawberry Jam Recipe

What? You said Homemade Strawberry Jam in the Instant Pot? Well count me in. Wherever that is happening I want some!

Like many 30 somethings that grew up in the North of England in the 80s and 90s strawberry jam was a staple of the diet.

You always had at least one jar of it in the door of the fridge and then whenever you had some spare bread, then out would come some bread, butter and strawberry jam.

Welcome to my Instant Pot Strawberry Jam recipe. Learn how to make homemade strawberry jam in the Instant Pot. It was always amazing and always felt like something luxury when it reality it was not. It was cheap to make, delicious and nearly always served for breakfast on a Saturday morning.

My most fond memories were always of my paternal grandparents serving it up. They loved their jam or marmalade on toast.

On a Saturday they would start the day with a single boiled egg, followed by loads of buttery toast with lots of strawberry jam or orange marmalade.

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I never cared much for the marmalade as I always thought that it tasted disgusting (and still do) but the strawberry jam with the melted butter was out of this world amazing.

It would have come from either the supermarket or a Yorkshire jam and pickle shop.

But on the other hand if you have fresh strawberries and an Instant Pot then making your own Instant Pot Strawberry Jam is an absolute must.

When we made our first batch in the Instant Pot we were so, so tired. It was a heat wave and the temperatures was well into the 40’s and we felt like we had been suffocating from global warming.

We had also been up all night comforting our under 3s. As if there is something a toddler and a baby don’t like then it is super hot houses.

But we had a lot of strawberries that needed using up. It was a case of them being super hot and we needed to use them up before they turned and went mouldy. So here we are on little sleep in the heat making strawberry jam.

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Thankfully the great thing about the Instant Pot is that it is quick and effortless. You probably put more effort into sterilising the jam jars or eating the jam than you do in making the jam.

To make strawberry jam in the Instant Pot is just a few easy ingredients:

Plus, if you want it thick like you buy from the grocery store, then add in some gelatine.

That is still JUST 5 SIMPLE ingredients that are very easy to source.

Here in Portugal everything is always about frugality. So its no surprise that in the hospitals all they seem to give you to snack on is bread and jam.

There was so much of it when I was in hospital having my kids that by the time I came out, I didn’t touch jam for a long time.

Well until now that is!

When we made this Instant Pot Strawberry Jam version it made loads of jars and gave us the chance to give some to our next door neighbour.

She is a lovely elderly lady and is always giving us fresh fruit and vegetables from her allotment so it gave us the chance to give some back.

Plus even though I love strawberry jam I struggle to eat it all in a reasonable time, so a big batch like this would last me months.

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So let me take you back to childhood with some Best of British Strawberry Jam. And next time you have some spare jam, fresh scones or want a roly poly then you know what to do with it!

Welcome to my Instant Pot Strawberry Jam recipe. Learn how to make strawberry jam in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

Welcome to my Instant Pot Strawberry Jam recipe. An easy to make strawberry jam recipe loaded with fresh strawberries and perfect for when you have more strawberries than you can handle.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 885kcal

Ingredients

Recipe Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Sterilise your jam jars.
  • Clean and dice your strawberries and place them into your Instant Pot inner pot.
  • Add the sugar, honey and the rind and juice from a medium lemon.
  • Give the contents of the Instant Pot a quick stir and place the lid on the Instant Pot. Set the valve to sealing and cook for 2 minutes on manual pressure.
  • Once it beeps allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
  • After 2 minutes cooking time and 10 minutes NPR, carefully remove the lid on the Instant Pot.
  • Stir the jam and using a hand blender, blend until you have a thick syrup.
  • Add in your jelly powder, stir and pour into jam jars.
  • Cool overnight.

Notes

We cooked our Instant Pot Strawberry Jam in the late afternoon, then placed it in the fridge and it was ready to use by late morning of the next day. We recommend 3 medium sized mason jars for your jam making.
ALWAYS sterilise your jam jars before you use them. Because strawberries and raspberries are very similar fruits, you can mix and match them in this Instant Pot Strawberry Jam. Don’t put the fresh strawberries in whole. It will stop the liquid breakdown for the Instant Pot to come to pressure.
Please make sure that you give it 10 minutes NPR, if you don’t you will have a dangerous strawberry explosion. For jelly powder I used a quick half a sachet of strawberry jelly powder. You can use any that you like

Nutrition

Calories: 885kcal | Carbohydrates: 229g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 226g | Vitamin C: 16.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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This Instant Pot Strawberry Jam recipe has recently been updated. It was originally created in the summer of 2017 and we wanted to make the strawberry jam recipe BETTER for you as we gained more and more experience with jam making in the Instant Pot. We hope you enjoy our updated version!

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37 thoughts on “Instant Pot Strawberry Jam”

    • Hi Laura,

      Yes you could. We just happened to have a huge tray of strawberries and were using them up. You can do the same with blackberries, cherries, apricots, etc. I wouldn’t personally do it with raspberries just because they are rather expensive where I live.

      Kind regards

      Sam
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    • Hi Amy,

      We have frozen some for a later date, i think it should be fine to freeze it for no longer than 1 month.

      Kind Regards

      Sam
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    • Hi Linda

      Thanks for your comment. It is supposed to read: 1 large orange (juice only) It just means the juice from one large orange.

      Kind Regards

      Sam

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    • Hi Jen,

      I have never made jam with anything but sugar so i cannot say how it would turn out with something else. If you end up trying it please let me know if it works out 🙂

      Kind Regards

      Sam

      Reply
  1. Hi Sam,

    Interesting recipe. Is there a specific reason you have pureed the strawberries at the end? I like the texture of strawberry chunks in the jam.

    Asim

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  2. Hi
    Can you please tell me how much jam does this recipe make and approximately how much juice do you get from one large orange. I feel not all oranges yieled the same amount of juice.
    Thank you

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    • Hi Tanya

      The jam made 5 standard jars full. The oranges were juiced using a electric juicer so we got allot of juice out of them, more than if you do it by hand.

      Kind regards

      Sam

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      • Is the package of jelly crystals jello? Cause I dont see jelly crystals in any store i have looked.
        And if this only freezes one month you can’t make too much or can it long.

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        • Hi Sandy

          Yes I believe they are the same thing just called something different. The safe time for us was 1 month as that is the time we freeze for but for longer we don’t know how it would de-frost 🙂

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  3. Thank you for the recipe! I just made it, following the directions exactly, but ended up with a very soupy result. Thoughts?

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    • Hi TRaci,

      I am sure you can. I have never tried frozen strawberries before but I am sure it would work.

      Reply
    • Hi Sara,

      Thanks for your comment. I can only suggest using a thickening agent like gelatin, so it thickens the jam but not changes the flavour, a couple of sheets should be fine 🙂

      Kind Regards

      Dom

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    • Hi Buffalo Joe,

      The juice acts with the sugar to draw the sweetness(sugar) and flavour out of the fresh strawberries 🙂

      Thanks.

      Dom

      Reply

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