Easy Strawberry Jam in a Microwave

Easy Strawberry Jam in a Microwave

This is made by heating the ingredients three times in a microwave. The lemon juice makes this a beautiful and tart jam.


1 package (250 g)
Lemon juice
from 1/2 a lemon
Granulated sugar (or white sugar)
half the amount of the strawberries (120 g)


1. Combine the washed strawberries in a heatproof bowl and top with the sugar. If you are using large strawberries, cut first.
2. Add the lemon juice, then mix it all together and let sit for 10 minutes. When some moisture comes out, microwave uncovered.
3. Heat for 5 minutes. Remove from the microwave. There will be a lot of scum, so use a deep bowl.
4. Remove the scum from the surface. but leave the scum around the edges. Repeat the process 3 times.
5. Microwave 3 times for 5 minutes each and it's done! Fill a 12 cm ramekin with the jam. Once cooled, chill in the refrigerator until thickened.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a strawberry jam I make every year. I've often made it in a pot, but making it in the microwave takes only a short time and has the best color. 1 package only needs three 5 minute heating sessions. It can be stored in the freezer.