Summer = strawberry season. To help make the most of this farmers market find, Jennifer Tyler Lee (author of The 52 New Foods Challenge) is here to share her recipe for 2-ingredient strawberry jam. Check out the video tutorial below, then get jamming!

Celebrate Strawberry Season with DIY 2-Ingredient Jam (+video)

This simple strawberry jam is made with only two ingredients: strawberries and maple syrup. Be sure to start with super sweet berries and then let the jam gently simmer down until it’s a rich, deep red color. When stored in jars, this jam will keep for two weeks in your fridge. You can also freeze it in small batches for enjoying later. It’s delicious paired with my easy crepe recipe or homemade banana pancakes.

Strawberry Jam from The 52 New Foods Challenge

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yields 1 cup of jam


1 pound strawberries, hulled and chopped
1 tablespoon maple syrup


Celebrate Strawberry Season with DIY 2-Ingredient Jam (+video)

  1. Wash, hull, and chop the strawberries.
  2. Add the chopped berries to a medium saucepan. Then add the maple syrup and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until the jam is a deep red color.
  4. Cool completely then store in clean glass jars. Use a parchment paper sleeve (rolled up parchment paper) to make it easy for your kids to spoon the jam into the jars without making a huge mess.

Celebrate Strawberry Season with DIY 2-Ingredient Jam (+video)

~Jennifer Tyler Lee, The 52 New Foods Challenge

An Honest mother of two, Jennifer Tyler Lee is the author of The 52 New Foods Challenge (Penguin/Avery 2014) and the creator of the award-winning healthy eating game, Crunch a Color®. Follow Jennifer on Facebook and Instagram for more tasty recipes and tips on cooking with kids!

Reprinted from Jennifer Tyler Lee’s THE 52 NEW FOODS CHALLENGE: A Family Cooking Adventure for Each Week of the Year, with 150 recipes. Copyright © 2014 by Jennifer Tyler Lee.

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