Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam


Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries shine together in this easy strawberry-rhubarb jam. There's no canning involved and with fresh in-season strawberries, added sugar stays in check.

Prep Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
3 1/2 cups


  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled and halved (6 cups)

  • 3 cups chopped rhubarb, fresh or frozen (thawed)

  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Combine strawberries, rhubarb, sugar and salt in a heavy 6-quart pot; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring often, until the mixture registers 220 degrees F on a candy thermometer and becomes thick and slightly darker, about 1 1/2 hours. (Alternatively, to test for proper thickness, place a small amount of jam on a chilled plate; place in freezer for 2 minutes then run a finger over the jam. If it wrinkles and feels gel-like, the jam is ready. If the jam is not yet ready, continue cooking for 5 minutes, then test again.) Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.

  2. Spoon the jam into 2 sterilized (1-pint) jars; let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 month.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 month.

Equipment: Candy thermometer; two 1-pint jars

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

41 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 56
Calories 41
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 9g 18%
Protein 0g 0%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin A 9IU 0%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 3mg 1%
Potassium 44mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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