How to make strawberry jam in a microwave

October 13, 2022 (Last Updated: February 23, 2024)
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How to make strawberry jam in a microwave

It doesn’t have to take forever to make jam: if you’re pressed for time, the quickest and most efficient way is in the microwave.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 500g fresh strawberries
  • 80ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 400g sugar

 

METHOD

WASH and chop fresh strawberries.

PLACE in a large, microwaveable dish and squeeze fresh lemon juice.

MICROWAVE on high until the strawberries are just soft, about 5 minutes.

REMOVE and stir in 400g sugar.

MICROWAVE on high again, stopping and stirring occasionally, for a further 20 minutes.

REMOVE from the microwave and leave to cool for about 10 minutes.

SPOON into sterilised jars, seal and label.

TIP: Don’t worry if the jam seems thinner than normal, it will thicken once it has cooled down in the jars.

How to make strawberry jam in the microwave

Ingredients

  • 500g fresh strawberries
  • 80ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 400g sugar

Instructions

1

Wash and chop fresh strawberries.

2

Place in a large, microwaveable dish and squeeze fresh lemon juice.

3

Microwave on high until the strawberries are just soft, about 5 minutes.

4

Remove and stir in 400g sugar.

5

Microwave on high again, stopping and stirring occasionally, for a further 20 minutes.

6

Remove from the microwave and leave to cool for about 10 minutes.

7

Spoon into sterilised jars, seal and label.

 

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