close up of fresh strawberries

Strawberry Jam (Dżem truskawkowy)

  • Author: polishhousewife
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1/2 cups jam 1x
  • Category: jam
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Polish


A deliciously intense, strawberry jam made with no added pectin.



  • 3 pounds strawberries
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest (optional)
  • seeds from a vanilla pod (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons butter (optional) keeps jam from getting foamy while cooking


  1. Add all the ingredients to a large pan over low heat
  2. Stirring frequently, simmer for about 3 hours or until the jam has reached the desired consistency. If possible, spread the cooking time over 3 days. refrigerating overnight.
  3. Place in freezer containers or clean jars and process as described above.


If you like, when finished cooking, add 2 tablespoons of brandy or balsamic vinegar.

Keywords: Polish strawberry jam