Strawberry Kiwi Jam – Canning Instructions Included

Strawberry Kiwi Jam – Canning Instructions Included

Strawberry Kiwi Jam – Canning Instructions Included

Berry season is almost upon us, and this Strawberry Kiwi Jam is my favorite way to use fresh strawberries. This jam is sweet with accents of kiwi-tartness; in other words, it is perfection! And if you want to make a ton and can it, I’ve got you covered with the canning instructions below!

 

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Canning season is almost here! Last year was the first year I tried canning anything. I tried a couple of jams, some salsa and marinara sauce. And then I got addicted to canning.

This year, I’m planning to do a lot more, especially since we just bought a house with yard space! (Read: a garden)  That marinara and salsa are the only versions we eat anymore – no more pre-made store-bought stuff. But, that means I need to make a lot more of it to last us through the year.

This jam is now our go-to jam. Confession time – I don’t like jelly, and I thought I didn’t like jam. Turns out, I don’t like store-bought jam. It’s too sweet and not fresh enough. This jam, though. It’s sweet and tart from the mix of strawberries and kiwis. It’s easy and quick, which, if you know me, is a necessity. I’m not spending my whole day in the kitchen for a few jars of jam. The consistency is perfect – light, spreadable, and full of delectable fruit pieces.

 

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And, if you aren’t a canner, you certainly don’t have to can it. It can be frozen, or you can cut the recipe in half or thirds, so you only make as much as you can use.

 

I recommend this jam on anything you can find to put jam on! My husband loves it on toast. I love it drizzled on the top of my yogurt in the morning. Our dog loves it on the floor. To each his own.  And most importantly, use this jam to make my Sweet Cream Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

 

strawberry kiwi jam on bread

 

Making the Jam

This jam is great for beginners because it is almost foolproof. Seriously, it’s that easy!

To start, peel and dice your kiwi. Hull and half your strawberries. Crush your strawberries in a bowl in layers. Lay a layer of strawberries in the bowl, use a potato masher to crush and mash. Add a second layer and crush some more. Do this until you have 3 cups of crushed strawberries.

Combine all ingredients except sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then add sugar. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Then remove it from the heat. 

Pour jam into HOT jars (make sure jars are hot, or they could crack from the hot jam). 

 

To refrigerate/freeze:

Use a wet paper towel to wipe the rim of the jar. Twist on lids and store in the refrigerator (up to 2 weeks) or freezer (up to 3 months). 

 

To can:

Push a rubber jar spatula or plastic knife (nothing metal) down the inside edge of the jar to remove air bubbles. Use a wet paper towel to clean jar rim.

Twist on lids until fingertip tight: not overly tight, but definitely sealed. Place jars on a canning rack over simmering water in your water bath canner. 

Lower the rack into the water. Make sure there is one inch of water covering the tops of the jar. Bring the water to a rolling boil and process/boil for 10 minutes.

Turn off heat and remove the lid of the canner. Let jars cool in the water for 5 minutes. Remove jars and let cool for 12 hours before checking seals and storing. 

 

Checking the Seals:

After the jam jars have cooled for 12 hours, check the seals. Press on the middle of the lid. If it pops back up at you, it’s not sealed. Those unsealed jars need to be put in the refrigerator or freezer immediately. 

If the lid stays firm when you press it, it is sealed. It is shelf stable and can be stored in a cool, dry place, such as a basement. 

 

Strawberry Kiwi Jam Canning

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Strawberry Kiwi Jam - Canning Method
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This strawberry kiwi jam is an easy beginner canning recipe. It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to process! The strawberry kiwi combination is sweet, tart, and perfect on breads, as well as drizzled on yogurt parfaits!

Course: Jams and Jellies
Servings: 6 half-pint jars
Ingredients
  • 2 lb. strawberries
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and chopped
  • 6 tbsp. classic pectin
  • 1 tbp lemon juice, bottled
  • 5 c. sugar
Instructions
  1. Heat and sterilize jars. I like to use my dishwasher to do this. Keep hot until ready to use. 

  2. While jars are sterilizing, crush strawberries in a bowl, 1 layer at a time, using a potato masher. Measure out 3 cups.

  3. Combine all ingredients except sugar in saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring often. 

  4. Add sugar. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved. Bring mixture to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

  5. Pour into hot jars, leave 1/2 inch headspace. Use a rubber jar spatula or plastic knife (nothing metal) to remove air bubbles. Use a wet paper towel to clean jar rim. 

  6. Put on lids and twist until fingertip tight; not overly tight, but sealed. Place jar on canning rack over simmer water in your water-bath canner. 

  7. Process jars by lowering rack into water. Make sure there is 1 inch of water covering the tops of the jar. Bring water to rolling boil. Process jars for 10 minutes.

  8. Turn off heat and remove lid. Let jars cool for 5 minutes in the water. Remove and let cool 12 hours before checking seals and storing.

 

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Strawberry Kiwi Jam Canning

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29 Comments
  • natashalh says:

    I completely agree that store-bough jam/jelly are way too sweet. When I was a kid, we had Concord grapes and we’d always make grape jelly. So good! I really wish I currently lived somewhere that canning my own strawberry jam was a viable option.

    • Lisa says:

      I’ve never made grape jam or jelly. Concord grapes are the only kind of grape I’ll eat – and now when they’re in season, I’ll be using them to make jelly. Thanks!

  • I just bought fresh strawberries and kiwis at the grocery store this weekend – I might have to try this!!!

  • Just got a house this year too and totally excited about starting a garden so I can jam everything too! And strawberry jam is so gooooood!! Love the idea of adding kiwis Yum!

    • Lisa says:

      Isn’t it exciting to have room for a garden? We lived in a rented duplex until now, so I’ve always had to rely on the farmer’s market. Not anymore!!

  • Shannon says:

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to can things. Thanks for sharing, I’ll definitely need to try this out! 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Jam is the EASIEST thing to learn to can on, because it’s so quick and easy to do. So few steps, and almost no chance of messing up!

  • Strawberry jams are one of the best! Never thought about a strawberry +kiwi combo; This is gonna go on my rmust-try recipes list❤️🍓🥝

  • June Rostad says:

    I loooooove homemade strawberry jam. When strawberries go into season, I buy a whole basket full of them to can. I’m going to give the kiwi a try too because if there is a fruit that i love more than strawberries – it’s kiwi!!

  • Andrea says:

    Whoa! This jam recipe looks absolutely delicious! I´ve tried strawberry jams before but never with kiwi. I think the kiwi adds that extra citrusy taste that packs this jam with a lot of flavor. Love that you included the canning instructions! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • babiestobookworms says:

    This sounds delicious! My daughter loves strawberries and kiwis, so I bet she would love this!

  • YUM! as a kid, i never knew anything other than store bough jelly/jam. I’m a teacher and my husband is in the Army and we moved to the South where giving teachers jellies/jam is the norm. and OMG…. life changing. I look forward to ALL holidays, birthdays, and any teacher appreciation because I ALWAYS get fresh jam. Now that I moved back up north, I’m craving this but i had no idea how to make it! this plus butter and toast sound….. heavenly!!!!!! <3

  • ceruleanshe says:

    This jam looks SO bloody tasty! And the combination – strawberries & kiwis – um, yummm! Definitely will have to make this!

    Rebecca | ceruleanshe.com

  • Cait says:

    this looks great!

  • Whoa!!! This jam looks delicious!

  • themomnoms says:

    Oh my gosh, I have always wanted to make my own jam. I’ve always been scared of it, but you make it look so easy! I ned to try this recipe out!

  • Samantha says:

    You can just ship me some. Lol. If I had the motivation.

  • Flo says:

    This actually looks like something I can do. I always thought canning was too difficult for me.

  • Kristen says:

    I’ve been canning for a few years now, but I never thought to put that combination together. It sounds delicious. Enjoy your new garden space!

  • I’ve never made a jam with kiwi and now I’m wondering why!! Yum!! I love love love this!

  • featherflint says:

    This sounds like such an amazing combo for a jam! Why have I never thought of using kiwi before?!

  • This sounds so delicious and not to terribly difficult to make. I might have to give it a try!

    xo, Helene
    http://www.circleskirtsandpetticoats.wordpress.com

  • Devon says:

    This looks so yummy! Definitely going to try this.

  • I LOVE Strawberry Jam & I love how you added the Kiwi to this one – can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing with us over at Creative K Kids’ last week. Please join us again this week!

  • anne says:

    It would be nice to know if anyone actually made this and how it tasted. vs how everyone loves strawberry jam. It’s just a bunch of bloggers commenting on another blogger — trying to boost visibility. This really annoys me because I go to the comments to see if people made it, is it good and how they would change it.

  • Ethel says:

    I made this jam today, which happens to be Mother’s Day. I got 7 & 1/2 half pint jars. I really turned out good. Thanks for the recipe!

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