Strawberry Orange Jam

homemade strawberry orange jam

Let me tell you a secret my friends. I l-o-v-e strawberry jam. Exciting right? Honey and Nutella are all very good as well, but for the ultimate Saturday morning brunch I just need my strawberry jam. You can imagine how happy I was that you could make your own super-easily, which both tastes better AND is cheaper. This one is a little variation on the classic Strawberry Jam since we didn’t have enough strawberries anymore. So we added a little freshly squeezed orange juice and it tasted surprisingly good! Strawberry Orange Jam was born.

Another upside of making your own jam? It’s not filled with preservatives and other unnecessary additions. You can put in more fruit and as little sugar as you like. You could even leave out the sugar and use maple syrup or honey instead. Have you tried natural ways to make jam? I would love to read your tips in the comments!

Oh and by the way, they are perfect with last week’s fresh buns! Here’s the recipe!

Strawberry Orange Jam

500 g canning sugar (I prefer the 3 parts fruit, one part sugar kind)
700 g strawberries (we mostly use frozen ones because they are a little cheaper and you won’t taste a difference, just make sure they aren’t sweetened already)
300 g fresh orange juice

Let the fruit defrost a little bit. Bring the fruit, the sugar and the orange juice to a simmer on the stove. Mash the strawberries to your liking. Let it cook for a few minutes. Immediately fill the jam into jars, close them tightly and put them botton up for five minutes. After that you can turn them over again and enjoy your fresh jam! I love putting it on freshly baked bread – the perfect Saturday tradition.

Are you looking for more great breakfast recipes? I’ve saved tons on Pinterest, come on over!

10 Comments

  • juni // hej juni
    August 19, 2013
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    nice! I have to try this some time, I’ve never tried making my own jam before.

  • Irela
    August 19, 2013
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    Strawberry jam is my favorite too. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Angie
    August 22, 2013
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    I might have to do this because homemade is sooo much better (idk if it really is or just psychological? haha)

    • hanna
      August 22, 2013
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      I definitely think it tastes waaay better – and it’s actually cheaper!

  • Helena
    August 22, 2013
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    Just one more comment for today ;)
    Homemade jam is definitely the best!! I always make my own – I don’t like the supermarket ones over here, they’re way too sweet. So I usually don’t add much sugar. Will turn out a bit more runny, but I don’t mind.
    There’s actually an entrepreneur in the UK who makes jams without any sugar at all, but uses grape juice. I’ve tried them, they taste really good, too.
    Will have to try making some with orange juice soon. :)

    • hanna
      August 23, 2013
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      The grape juice idea sounds really interesting I would love to try it! You are right, when I was visiting the jam was definitely not my favourite thing ;) Althozgh I must admit I love Lemon Curd…

  • Jessica (Coco/Mingo)
    August 29, 2013
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    Hi Hanna! Just came across your page via Latrina and I must say, I’m loving it! I adore that you focus on sustainability and green living and I’m looking forward to more! This strawberry jam looks delicious – I don’t know why I never thought to make my own jam before…I should!

    Jessica
    cocoandmingo.com

    • hanna
      August 29, 2013
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      I’m so happy you like it! And you should definitely try making your own jam, it’s so easy!

  • Latrina
    August 29, 2013
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    Oh my! I looove jam, especially strawberry. Never thought about Strawberry Orange until today, sounds amazing though!

    You are just too cute, Hannah! So talented. :)

    • hanna
      August 29, 2013
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      You should try the combination, definitely! And then eat it with some homemade buns…


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