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

Karen lives in Queensland, Australia and lives her life motivating and inspiring others through her writings and blog posts. She takes great pleasure in writing, creating and designing these posts each day.
Karen published her first book, Scrapbook Creations, in 2002 and won the Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business award for her business of the same name. After a lengthy break due to family illness Karen is now putting her writing and creative skills into her passion of making a difference in the lives of others. Karen gains much inspiration from lessons learned while spending time outdoors with her horse JayLuka.
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