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
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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.
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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.

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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

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  • 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.
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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 ServingCalories 10 Total Fat 0g Carbohydrates 1g Protein -g
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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16 Comments

  1. can this jam be preserved by a canning method?

    • Logan Childress

      Anita,

      It probably could be, but I haven’t tested it. I would be worried about the sweetener making it taste bad after a period of time.

  2. I don’t have any fresh strawberries,,, can I use frozen?

  3. I just made this strawberry jam like a few hours ago I couldn’t believe how good this strawberry jam is wow amazing I Love it I made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with coconut flour bread so good Thank you so much!! 😋

  4. Hi! I’m making it now! Should it get as thick as regular jam? Mine just doesn’t seem to thicken up. How long do you cook it?

    • Logan Childress

      Shelly,

      It will thicken to an extent, especially when you reduce it down longer on the stove. However, since the recipe doesn’t use pectin, it won’t be as thick and gel-like as its sugar-filled version.

  5. Can I use granulated Monk Fruit Sweetener

    • Logan Childress

      Amanda,

      Granulated monk fruit would work, just don’t be surprised if it partially recrystallizes when it cools. The taste will be very much the same, however.

  6. Esther whitlow

    I was going to make the strawberry pretzel dessert but when I get to this page for the jam the recipe isn’t there. I am on an ipad which may be causing the problem. Could you get it for me? Thanks!

  7. would try if i could print it out

  8. Just found you site recently. Your recipes look really good.
    Can’t wait to make this jam. It looks really yummy. Can this jam be frozen???

    • Logan Childress

      Dee,

      I am sure it can since the kind I am familiar with (pre-keto) is actually called freezer jam. However, I didn’t try it myself so I can’t be 100% sure.

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