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Keto-Friendly Strawberry Jam

One of the best things to add to a hot, fluffy biscuit is a sweet jam. This keto-friendly strawberry jam is the perfect addition to your next breakfast!

Simple Keto-Friendly Strawberry Jam

WHAT IS KETO-FRIENDLY STRAWBERRY JAM?

Keto-friendly strawberry jam is strawberry jam that has been made using keto approved ingredients. Regular jams call for sugar, the fruit, and pectin. Of course, sugar is totally out and depending on your personal preferences, so is pectin.

This strawberry jam recipe, however, uses keto-approved sweeteners, contains no pectin, and is about as “real food” as you can possibly get!

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN JAM, JELLY, AND PRESERVES?

The three variations are all different in texture, but made with the same core ingredients. The differences are subtle but debate on which is best rages on.

They are similar in the fact that all three are fruit based, use sugar as a sweetener, and use pectin as a thickener.

Here are the differences between the three popular sweets.

  • Jam – Jam uses crushed fruit or fruit pulp (hence this recipes name) and is a texture between jelly and preserves.
  • Jelly – With jelly, the fruit component is fruit juice instead of pieces of fruit. Because of this, jam is very “smooth” and takes on whatever color the fruit juice is.
  • Preserves – Preserves uses fruit chunks instead of juice or mashed fruit. Because of this, preserves will have the most actual fruit in the mixture.
Keto-Friendly Strawberry Jam

KETO-FRIENDLY STRAWBERRY JAM INGREDIENTS

Before you try to make this jam, you’ll want to make sure you have the following ingredients on hand.

After you have all of this, you are set and ready to cook!

HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY JAM

Making keto-strawberry jam is super easy! Follow these quick steps to have delicious jam in no time!

  1. Remove the tops from the strawberries and slice into quarters
  2. In a saucepan, combine all ingredient over medium heat
  3. Using a meat chopper (works the best, oddly enough) begin to mash/slice the strawberries into smaller pieces
  4. Bring the mixture to a light boil, stirring occasionally
  5. Slowly begin to reduce heat every few minutes, letting the mixture continue to cook and thicken; stir occasionally 
  6. When the mixture has reached your desired jam consistency, remove from heat and place into a Mason jar or other air-tight container
  7. Place into refrigerator and let cool; will keep for a few days
  8. Serve and enjoy!

IS THIS THE SAME AS FREEZER STRAWBERRY JAM?

Though the taste might be similar, this is not quite the same as freezer jam.

Freezer jam is made by adding hot pectin to the fruit, instead of cooking the fruit on the stove. The mixture is then transferred to jars and frozen.

Both jams, however, are similar in color and have similar sizes of fruit in them.

Keto-Friendly Strawberry Jam

WHAT SHOULD I EAT STRAWBERRY JAM WITH?

The better question here is what shouldn’t you eat keto-friendly strawberry jam with? This jam is delicious and should be eaten whenever possible! (In our opinion, of course)

Having said that, there are a few recipes this jam make so much better!

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index.

TOOLS TO MAKE KETO-FRIENDLY STRAWBERRY JAM

Click on the links to see the items used in making this recipe. You can also find these products linked in the recipe below.

  • Meat Chopper – A meat chopper can be a huge help when working with any type of ground meat (or in this case, cooking strawberries!). It can make quick work of separating and chopping foods into smaller pieces, which is normally the goal anytime you are using a chopper. In this case, using a chopper will help to break down and cook the strawberries quicker, turning them into the desired texture without too much work.
Keto-Friendly Strawberry Jam


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Keto-Friendly Strawberry Jam

Keto-Friendly Strawberry Jam

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

One of the best things to add to a hot, fluffy biscuit is a sweet jam. This keto-friendly strawberry jam is the perfect addition to your next breakfast!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Remove the tops from the strawberries and slice into quarters
  2. In a saucepan, combine all ingredient over medium heat
  3. Using a meat chopper (works the best, oddly enough) begin to mash/slice the strawberries into smaller pieces
  4. Bring the mixture to a light boil, stirring occasionally
  5. Slowly begin to reduce heat every few minutes, letting the mixture continue to cook and thicken; stir occasionally 
  6. When the mixture has reached your desired jam consistency, remove from heat and place into a Mason jar or other air-tight container
  7. Place into refrigerator and let cool; will keep for a few days
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1 tbsp
Amount Per Serving Calories 10Total Fat 0gCarbohydrates 1gProtein -g

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Diya

Thursday 30th of July 2020

This is amazing! I hate buying having to buy jam, always looking for the kinds with the least amount of sugar for my girls but don’t like the sweeteners in the sugar free kinds. This recipe is perfect for us!

Logan Childress

Saturday 1st of August 2020

Diya,

So glad you liked it.

Robyn

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Looking to make this when the berries are ready. I was planning on using monk fruit for my sweetener. Do I use granular or powder. Thank you

Logan Childress

Friday 24th of July 2020

Robyn,

You can use either, really.

DBmom

Saturday 18th of July 2020

Can I use monk fruit sweetener for peach jam? Thank you in advance!

Logan Childress

Friday 24th of July 2020

You can.

Lynette

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

Can not freeze this jam like the normal freezer jam?

Logan Childress

Saturday 1st of August 2020

Lynette,

You probably can, but it's not something I have ever tried.

Angela Holmes

Tuesday 7th of July 2020

Logan - THANK YOU! I'm a new fan of your blog! With the keto lifestyle miss jam... seriously! And the sugar free ones are nasty or not organic. 😕

Have you tried this with blackberry or marion berry? Just curious, as these are super low carb berries.

Thanks!

Logan Childress

Sunday 12th of July 2020

Angela,

I haven't tried this with any other berries yet, but maybe down the road! Glad you enjoyed.