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 is a grief and loss mentor residing in Queensland, Australia. She spends her time motivating and inspiring others through her writings and blog posts which she takes great pleasure in creating and designing 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. In 2015 Karen was a contributing author to the #1 best seller "365 Ways to Connect with your Soul." Karen is currently writing a book entitled "Stop The Downward Spiral" - An essential guide to healing and is "Everything the depressed person in your life needs you to know." She continues to put her writing and creative skills into her passion of making a difference in the lives of others and gains inspiration while outdoors with her horse Romey....
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