Homemade Strawberry Jam

Written by Karen Gibbs


  • 600g fresh strawberries
  • 300g sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 green apples, pips removed and sliced with skin on
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract


  1. Place all ingredients in TMX and cook on Varoma, 45 min, Speed 2 with simmering basket on top of lid instead of MC
  2. Check the consistency of the jam by placing a spoonful of jam on a cold plate; if it wrinkles when pushed the jam is ready
  3. If not cooked, cook on Varoma for a further 10 min, Speed 2 and check again. Repeat until desired consistency is reached
  4. Place MC in lid and blitz 12 sec, Speed 9
  5. Spoon into sterilised jars and seal while hot

Sterilising Jars

Recycle used jars or buy new glass jars for your jam. Wash the jars and lids thoroughly in hot soapy water. Rinse well and air dry, then place jars on a clean tray in the oven at 100 celsius. Allow to dry out for 15 min. I put mine in my weber  BBQ which also worked well. Pour hot jam into hot, sterilised jars and seal with lids immediately. As the jam and jar cools the lid will be pulled in to form a seal.


About the author

Karen Gibbs

'Empowering Connections' is my thing. Hi there, I'm Karen, a Circle Facilitator, Author and Coach, empowering individuals to feel connected and positively impact the lives of others.
Through my writing, I advocate for those who struggle with depression or anxiety by supporting and serving their families and friends to understand mental health issues better.
My latest book is entitled "Stop The Downward Spiral: Everything the person in your life who struggles with depression wishes you knew."
I published my first book, Scrapbook Creations, in 2002 and won the Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business award for my business of the same name.
Helping others to connect and live a happy, faith-infused life is my passion. I gain inspiration daily from God and nature.
From my heart to yours, Karen x

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